Project to disrupt established norms.

The act of pressing a button to trigger a phenomenon, especially after having built a system for it, captivates me. This reflects our current tendency to seek energy savings, to automate our actions to simplify them. I positioned an old phone high in the mountains, near a lake, in a pristine nature reserve. A simple call is enough to make this phone ring in the middle of nature. One click is enough to disrupt this ecosystem. Here we are, pushing buttons without measuring the impact.


Arsen Eca

Artist Arsen Eca, in a daring attempt at systemic subversion, installed an old telephone 1,800 meters above sea level in the middle of the mountains. But this was not simply an aesthetic exercise or an aimless installation. Instead, this initiative aimed to generate a unique form of noise pollution, emitted every time telemarketers or spammers dialed the number.
With this provocative gesture, Eca seeks to draw attention to the way in which our technologies, often considered simple tools of convenience, can also invade and disrupt spaces of tranquility and serenity. It is a scathing critique of the prevalence and omnipresence of communications technologies in our contemporary society.
This installation at height, far from the usual hustle and bustle of urban centers, brings pollution from unwanted calls, a resounding echo of our hyper-connected world, breaking the silence of the isolated place. In this approach, Eca invites us to question our own consumption habits and the impact of our technological choices on the environment.

Arsen ECA