‘Calling’ is a short film produced during the artist’s time on the International Residency programme at RM Gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau in 2014.
The short is set in a future world where a narrator longingly tires to evoke and remember the sound of a telephone, presumably outmoded, through the childlike vibration of her lips. The film screened online during SafARI Festival 2016 in Sydney, Australia, an orbital festival that ran concurrent to the Biennale of Sydney 2016 to promote experimental practices and artist run initiatives.
Jack Dunbar and kkplusjld were invited to redesign and house work on the 2016 SafARI website. They invited Benjamin Forster, Emilia Batchelor and Del Lumanata to collaborate on a curatorial program to be housed on the website and to run for the duration of the festival (11-27 March). The programme feels like ‘a time capsule, one that… plays according to each website visitor's IP address.’