Ghostwriter is an audio tour by artists Blast Theory, commissioned for The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter which was presented between 2011 and 2012.
To take part you call in and a woman acts as your guide through the museum. She opens up to you as she invites you to walk with her. She describes her life and some of the most important objects in it.
Using your keypad you can choose which rooms to explore. You can even jump in time and space.
It is about 15 minutes long and you can use any make of phone.
Calls are charged at your standard network rate.
Everyone! It’s an unusual, friendly and open piece for all ages and levels of art experience. You can hang up at any time if you want. There is no swearing or mature content.
No. It is a phone call – so it is very difficult for more than one person to be listening to the phone at the same time. More than one person can do it at a time, so a group can all call in at the same time, but people wander off on their own in different directions, so it’s hard for you to stay together.
The work is a solitary experience, but about 12 people can take part at any one time.
It lasts roughly 15 minutes.
You do not need to say anything, you just listen to the voice who guides you around parts of the museum.
Yes, you can participate as many times as you want to. If you choose different routes you will hear different things. Every time someone takes part their phone will be charged at standard network rate.
Yes, you can use what you would normally use to make and receive phone calls that you are most comfortable with.
It is an art work for the mobile phone and we advise people to use phones which they normally use.