SIMON LEWANDOWSKI

Copyright 2009

...for Talking to Dead People...

An Artist's Multiple in an edition of 100.

"...for Talking to Dead People..." is a poem disguised as a self-assembly electronics kit - it comes in a clear bag with an attractive label; in the bag is a printed circuit board and some real electronic components. The circuit board is "real", too. It was made by a specialist factory in North London, but its metallic surfaces will never connect together to do anything - no more than the Living will ever talk to the Dead. The packaging offers the promise of "Thanatophony", but the epigram on the back implies that not only Thanatophony but Death itself may be just an illusion (but, just in case, there is a handy list of Dead Peoples' telephone numbers to call, ranging from Amundsen, R. To Wittgenstein, L. - *see below)
"...for Talking to Dead People...", is an attempt to make objects that go out into the World on their own and tell stories to the people they come across."...for Talking to Dead People..." was produced in an edition of 100 and sells for £50.00 each. To order, e-mail the artist

*SOME USEFUL NUMBERS

Amundsen, R. 4722334598
Anderson, H.C. 4555869098
Auden, W.H. 07973 215493
Babbage, Charles (0171) 654 9281
Baines,Gabriel (0171) 273 8760
Bernhardt, S. 33 (1) 586 1247
de Beauvoir, Simone 33 (1) 356 7678
Beckett, S. 07973 719903
Beethoven, Ludwig v 49 (30) 667 5431
Beria, L. 7 (095) 675 1918
Betjamin, J. (01753)335972
Beuys Joseph 49 (211) 975 2345
von Bingen, H. 49 (221) 767 5556
Bronte, Charlotte (01535) 234400
Bruce, L. 1 (212) 265 7869
Brunel, I.K. (0117) 223 4767
Bunuel, Luis 34 (93) 992 3881
Cameron, J.M. 0850459128
Caruso, Enrico 39 (06) 862 8676
Chopin, F. 33 (1) 455 6667
Chopin, G. 48 (22) 775 2324
van Cleef, Lee 1 (213) 654 7879
Dadd, Richard 07971355421
Debord, Guy 33 (1) 2314858
Descartes, R. 33 (1) 442 6398
Dick, Phillip K. 1 (415) 908 1179
Dickinson, E. 1 (617) 884 0001
Einstein, A. 1 (718) 552 4523
Eisenstein, S. 52 (5) 539 9976
Fawkes, Guido (0181) 883 7454
Franco, F. 34 (91) 992 4654
Freud, Sigmund 43 (1) 765 3090
Freud, M. 43 (1) 765 2329
Harker, J. (01482) 443 9087
Hegel, G. 49 (30) 492 2224
Heidegger, Martin 07973224987
Hitler, A. 49 (30) 997 7666
Howard, T. (0181) 444 8029
Leary, Timothy 1 (213) 277 9868
Lenin, V.I. 7 (095) 675 1917
Lennon, John (0151) 654 0979
Leone, Sergio 39 (06) 453 7878
Lilburne, John (0181) 287 4291
Lovecraft, H.P. 1 (617) 666 0092
Lovelace, A (0171) 354 6328
Monroe, Marilyn 1 (213) 655 3230
de Montfort, Simon (0116) 233 5692
Mozart, W.A 43 (1) 335 4670
Murdoch, Iris (01865)333728
Nelson, Horatio (01705)425694
Nkrumah, K. 254 (2) 667 987
Nostradamus, A. 33 (1) 909 7868
Pasolini, P. 39 (06) 234 8880
Poe, E.A. 1 (617) 972 5776
Pollock, J. 1 (718) 785 4521
Pollock, R. (0181) 657 0204
Potter, B. (01539)444256
Potter, D. (01905)444762
Presley, E. 1 (901) 883 4949
Princip, G. 387(71)675346
Puccini, G. 39 (02) 342 2291
de Quincey, Thomas (0181) 883 6549
Sartre, J-P. 33 (1) 227 2828
Schwitters, K. (01539) 4 22527
Shakespeare W. (01789)163292
Stalin, Joseph 7 (095) 234 56765
Tarkovsky, A. 7(095)263 1991
Trepinski, Krystof 33(1)675448
Turing, A. 0973 8117823
Turner, J.M.W. (01798)24395
da Vinci, L. 39 (055) 987 6549
Williams, K. 212 (4) 272 849
Winstanley, Gerard (0181) 765 0984
Wittgenstein, L. 0973656292

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