Needs to Save my Life

Tal Engelstein

Levinsky Market Parking Lot, Floor -4

3 HaShuk St. Tel Aviv-Yafo

23.7.2021, 14:00 — 11:00

A stream of text messages is sent from a pirate cellular antenna – that is wired to a red parking car – to the cell phones of random passers-by in Levinsky Market. Every few seconds they receive a text message that turns up on their screen. The messages, whose context is intimate, are seemingly sent from an acquaintance, but it might be a wrong number. This is not an election campaign communication but a fictional script written by the artist and sent to unknown recipients. The script rolls out a sequence of messages from a woman in distress who lives somewhere near the market. She is isolated, asking for groceries and emotional support – her life needs saving. 

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