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Monday, November 14, 2005

Ringtones as art

Posted by on November 14 at 10:46 AM

Susan Robb — visual artist and 2003 Stranger Genius — has made a bunch of cell phone ringtones with audio she recorded during guided tours at the Whitney Biennial in 2004. She also mixed in New York City street noise. Also, here are some full-length songs (“mobile works”).

My favorite of her ringtones are “We Are the Spectators” and “What Color Underwear You Got On?” and I’d put one of them on my cell phone except that my cell phone is retarded. If you have a newish cell phone, it should work just fine.