In this black and white photomontage, a telephone booth is crammed with large boulders. The inspiration for this work came to Sullivan in a dream, in 1973, and she worked through the idea of a blocked house repeatedly, with variations, in different media. From 1976 to 1979, she created a series of photomontages; in 1977 and 1978 she developed performative approaches to the same idea. Her conceptual art practice functioned through repetition, allowing her to work through an idea and elaborate different visual solutions.
Constant Evolution: The Work of Françoise Sullivan
Françoise Sullivan, Blocked Phone Booth (Cabine téléphonique bloquée), 1978–79
Black and white silver print and collage, 50.8 x 33 cm, collection of the artist