Daniel Jolliffe
Since 2003
Works in Columbus, Ohio United States of America

Canadian artist Daniel Jolliffe has been creating works that fuse concept, electronics and sculpture since 1990. His interactive sculptures have been shown in Canada, the United States, Germany, Tasmania, Australia and New Zealand. See http://www.danieljolliffe.ca for more information.
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One Free Minute

Fri Jun 03, 2005 00:00 - Mon May 30, 2005

You are invited to participate in the inaugural performance of . http://www.onefreeminute.net

One Free Minute is a mobile sculpture designed to allow for instances of anonymous free speech. Callers to One Free Minute's cell phone are connected to an amplifier and have their speech projected in public space for exactly one minute. One Free Minute also houses a digital archive of calls made to its answering machine, which are played back randomly between live calls.

There are two ways to participate in One Free Minute:

>Call the archive number and leave a message for future performances: 614-441-9533

>Call live during the first performance Friday June 3rd, 5-7PM EST. Your calls during this time will be projected in the public green space of the Ohio State University Oval. 614-288-7248

The principal intent behind One Free Minute is to investigate how public discourse, and the human communication that makes it possible, has been changed by technology. Cellular phone technology has increasingly brought private space into the public realm, metering human interaction in billed-by-the-minute increments. One Free Minute inverts the private nature of cellular technology, using it to break the soundscape of public space with unpredictable acts of improvised, anonymous free speech.

A secondary intent of One Free Minute is to create a tool to facilitate anonymous free speech in public places. Governments everywhere are increasingly vigilant of who is saying what and where: One Free Minute puts a bit of a blur on the 'who' and 'where', meaning that participants can speak without fear of recrimination. For information on how to borrow One Free Minute (free) for demonstrations or similar events, please email info@onefreeminute.net