“Sorry, Wrong Number” is a video installation based on the my interpretation of a famous audio drama from the 40’s.
The audio and the image synchronize only at brief moments while the viewer is listening to the audio track of the video through a receiver of an old telephone.
The seeming technical mistake evokes the feel of old time TV. The moments when image and sound are in sync seem uncanny as it becomes evident that the distorted voices are in fact, belonging to the performer. The impossibility of synchronization of audio with the video and with each other comments on the impossibility of communication, it talks of isolation.
The same theme is present in the very narrative of the radio play. The main storyline is about an invalid woman who spends all of her days in her room. Her only link to the outside world is her telephone. One night she gets the wrong connection and overhears a plan for a murder. While desperately trying to warn the police, she realizes that she has overheard the plan for her own murder.
Sorry, Wrong Number
video installation, 15 min
DVD/PAL, BW, Stereo
original script by: Lucille Fletecher
performed by: Lala Rascic
voices, sound editing and processing by: Lala Rascic
videographer: Ivan Slipcevic
costume & make – up: Maja Kriškovic
hair: Snježana Topalušic