ISY BRACHOT, FIAC, PARIS
10 OCTOBER 1985
by paintings by the Belgian Surrealists Magritte and Delvaux,
the artist stands before two side-by-side red and blue telephones.
He picks up the receiver of the blue telephone and dials the
number of a correspondent in Brussels, whom he asks to transmit
a message, made up entirely of gibberish, to a second correspondent
in Cologne. The same message is successively transmitted by
phone to ten more correspondents stationed in different cities
around the world, the last of whom calls the artist on the
red phone 42 minutes and 30 seconds later.