[DoR] was invited to the Private View of Drink and Dial at the Wilson Williams Gallery in Hackney Downs on the 26th March 2010 but one of the exhibited artists, Marguerite Horner.
Kiki, Kate Wiggs
The exhibition looks our society’s custom of making drunken phone calls to ex/lovers. 'A staggering 95% of us have drunk & dialed at least once in our lives according to a recent survey - often to devastating, embarrassing and comedic effect.'
Rie Hale, one of the artists featured in our Launch Night Exhibition was also showing work in this exhibition: a piece titled ‘Life Without Her’ which shows all 500 pages of George Perec’s Life: A User’s Manuel miniaturized and printed onto a single length of paper with the word ‘Her’ crossed out throughout.
[DoR] found the performance Kiki by Kate Wiggs brilliant. Throughout the private view a phone call was carried out between a couple, drunk and arguing. The disputing couple fitted in marvelously, being just the type of person found at a Private View and convincingly unaware that their conversation was intruding on other people. By staging the performance in this way they made the audience an unwitting participant in the piece and played with the idea of eavesdropping and our fascination with other people’s lives.
[Amber S. V. Ablett]