Pors & Rao are an artist duo that reinterprets commonplace items into art objects.
Speaking about ‘The Uncle Phone’, Aparna Rao, one half the duo, says, “…it was inspired by my uncle's peculiar habit of constantly asking me to do things for him, almost like I were an extension of his body - to turn on the light switch, to bring him a glass of water, pack of cigarettes … And the situation that irked me and mystified me the most was his use of a landline telephone. He'd hold on to the receiver and expect me to dial a number for him. And so as a response and as a gift to my uncle, I made him "The Uncle Phone." It's so long that it requires two people to use it. It's exactly the way my uncle uses a phone that's designed for one person.”
The Uncle Phone
Fiber Glass, Metal, Rubber, Electrical Components
7.75 x 6 x 6 inches
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The quote is transcripted from the artist’s TED Talk, ‘High-tech art (with a sense of humor)’
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