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Brexit art installation 'Two voices' unveiled in Bad Gandersheim

2 23.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Crowd near telephone booth, Bad Gandersheim
C/U Telephone box
M/S Telephone booth
C/U Sad emoji instead of star
M/S Ribbon being cut
M/S Spectators applauding
M/S Artist John Byford welcoming books
C/U Book being put inside
M/S Books being put inside booth
M/S Artist receiving book saying “Hard times Charles dickens"
W/S People drinking English tea
M/S Artist receiving books
C/U Book being put inside
M/S People in front of phone booth
SOT, John Byford, Artist: "The telephone box has always been a communication tool. When it had a telephone inside, people used the box to communicate. Now it communicates a different kind of message. This box now communicates the sadness caused by Brexit, but it also communicates a message of, you know, hope for the future and that our friendship will continue despite whatever happens."
C/U Sad emoji *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Byford (English): "[The emoji] It’s a modern symbol that most young people recognise today, and it’s the young people that are saddened by Brexit. My daughters are very saddened by Brexit. The people that made the decision back home, it’s not gonna affect their future. It’s gonna affect the younger generations future and they know what that it’s all about. That emoji speaks to the young people."
SOT, Journalist: "And the falling star?"
SOT, Byford: "You have to catch it. I think we [Britain] need to be caught, you know? It’s falling."
C/U Falling star
M/S Phone box
C/U Phone box
SCRIPT
An art installation consisting of a ‘Brexit’ telephone booth called 'Two voices' was unveiled in the German town of Bad Gandersheim on Monday.
Footage shows artist John Byford showing his telephone box painted in blue with the stars of the European Union and a sad emoji painted on it, as he greets spectators who approach him to give him books.
"The telephone box has always been a communication tool. When you had a telephone inside people used to communicate. Now it communicates a different kind of message. This box now communicates the sadness caused by Brexit”, Byford said.
"But it also communicates a message of, you know, hope for the future and that our friendship will continue despite whatever happens," he added.
The phone box, which is filled with books from various European countries, also displays a fallen star at the bottom that, according to the artist, just like the UK, also "needs to get caught."