The user of this installation can record audio into the buttons that make up the table surface, they then write on the button what they have recorded. They can then make a telephone call, but they cannot speak directly to the person they are calling, rather they must utilise the audio they (or others) have recorded into the different buttons on the table. Over time the table becomes an encyclopedia of telephone conversations.
The installation underlines the repetitive nature of most phone calls. Another central concept is that of identity theft. Today the digital transaction carries little, if any, trace of our presence. The artists were curious as to what this sensation of identity theft would be like in a phone call – one of the few remaining communication space where our own physical presence is essential.