Call-A-Spy, 2016 – ongoing

The Peng! CollectiveCall-A-Spy (2016 – ongoing), installation

Section: Out of Control Room

The Call-A-Spy installation provides a direct anonymous phone link to desks of employees of secret services like the NSA, FBI and Department of Home- land Security (USA), Verfassungsschutz (Germany), BND (Germany) and Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (France). Thanks to a secret database with 5,000 direct desk numbers of different intelligence agencies, the Call-A-Spy system enables the public to call spies and start a private conversation with those who surveil us, though we cannot see them. The installation is on view in the courtyard of Palazzo Ajutamicristo.