With Avi Alpert and Danny Snelson
New Museum VOICE Registers Series
Curated by Kaegan Sparks
August 2014


Teleconference was developed for the New Museum Research & Development VOICE Registers series. A research initiative investigating the voice as both concept and vibration, Teleconference was generated by Research Service in conversation with the following participants:

Charles Bernstein, Jeanne Dreskin, Roksana Filipowska, Becket Flannery, Cassandra Gillig, Mark Johnson, Alexi Kukuljevic, Steve McLaughlin, Joe Milutis, Rit Premnath, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Paul Salveson, and Kaegan Sparks.

Interviewees were called by three synthetically-voiced avatars of Research Service members. These avatars posed a series of preprogrammed questions to the group as a whole, as well as to specific subjects. The results have been edited and collated here.

Teleconference features a hidden bonus track by Charles Bernstein; a musical interlude by Joe Tossini, courtesy of Mark Johnson; a live musical performance by Joe Milutis; and a sampled soundtrack by Richard Rossmini from AT&T’s 1974 wordless documentary, “The Hello Machine.”