Wire Tap, 1970
Irish, Canadian, American, 1935
speakers, cassette players, speaker cords, recorded tapes
each speaker, 25.1 x 19.7 x 7.9 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 16907)
© Les Levine / ARS (New York) / SODRAC (Montréal)
The subject of "Wire Tap" is one year of the artist's telephone conversations, providing glimpses of the personal and professional circumstances surrounding Levine's production. This subject, linked to such traditional genres as self-portraiture or views of the artist's studio, is appropriately rendered in the unusual medium of sound.