Amongst the 100+ sculptures at NZ Sculpture OnShore this year, ‘Call Me I Love You‘ by Auckland artist Brendan McGorry, is proving very popular. A classic “phone box” with a twist; it has the cruciform shape of a traditional church. The smart phone inside the booth works.
Last weekend we had record crowds at the exhibition, and as I arrived I watched people queuing to experience this work of art. And all I could think was “when I was a girl, people actually did this all the time.” And for most of those queuing, it was a wholly novel experience.
And a sign of the times; people aren’t using the phone to call home … they’re taking selfies!