Aquarium Phonebooths


Reclaiming a disused technology, Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille conceived their phone booth aquarium project as a response to rapidly changing modes of communication.

Installation artist Bufalino (who has been known to use live animals in his work on multiple occasions) and lighting designer Deseille have been collaborating on the illuminated fish tanks since 2007, when the duo premiered their first aquarium phone booth at Lyon’s Fete Des Lumieres.



Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille via Hi Fructose.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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