Karaoke Wrong Number (2001-2004) - Rachel Perry Welty

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Rachel Perry Welty’s video shows a frontal head and shoulders view of the artist herself lip-synching to messages left in error on her telephone answering machine. Welty uses expert timing and facial gesturing and maintains a priceless deadpan expression during the intervals between messages. Karaoke Wrong Number reveals the simultaneous connections and disconnections of contemporary life, where technology both assists and impedes communication.

-- FROM THE ENTRY FOR "KARAOKE WRONG NUMBER" ON THE ICA BOSTON SITE