The Long Distance Call
Live Performance: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:30 – 8:15 PM
Reception following performance
The Long Distance Call is a live re-enactment of phone calls between Christy Chan and Miss Anne, a KKK seamstress in Alabama. Chan obtained an authentic Klan robe for her video work, fabricated by Miss Anne according to Chan’s specifications. Their unsettling yet banal phone calls tell a disturbing and human story of an unexpected interaction between the two women, from trust gained to the eventual abrupt end of their communication.
This installation is part of Sets, three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.