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Live Call by Lydia Ourahmane will be performed on Friday 11 December from 09:00GMT for 24hrs. 

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Contemporary Art Lecture poster, Live Call, Lydia Ourahmane

Contemporary Art Lecture poster, Live Call, Lydia Ourahmane

, December 2020

Live Call, 2019, is a live sound piece by Lydia Ourahmane, which connects a direct call from the artist’s phone to any given space in which the work is being presented. An audio source then transmits Ourahmane, in full presence and live dialogue, from any location in the world, for the duration in which the work is being exhibited.

Originally conceived as a light and two speakers within a gallery space, here the work is presented for the first time as a phone number and SIM card attached to a bugging device which will be carried by the artist over a period of twenty-four hours on 11 December 2020. 

The event is taking place in collaboration with Vital Exhaustion: Late Capitalism and the Crisis of Pain at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Learn more about Live Call in a conversation between Harry Woodlock and Lydia Ourahmane here:

As part of the Slade Contemporary Art Lecture, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Lydia this week which will be answered via

To ask a question please follow the link: - closing 16.12.2020