Interactive Art Installation: Telephone of the Wind
May 19 - May 22
Inspired by the original Telephone of the Wind in Japan, Millet Israeli ’92 brings the Princeton Wind Phone to campus for reunions weekend. Attached to nothing but tied to everything, the Wind Phone is not simply an old rotary telephone, but a place for meditation and reflection. It invites you to connect with your lost loved ones, to share news or words left unspoken, to hear their voices in the wind. You can find the Wind Phone at Prospect Garden all weekend. All are welcome.
About The Telephone of the Wind:
In 2010, just outside Ōtsuchi, Japan, Itaru Sasaki built a phone booth housing an unconnected rotary phone in his garden to “talk” with his late, beloved cousin. After the 2011 tsunami hit Ōtsuchi and a tenth of its population was killed, the Telephone of the Wind or Kaze-no-Denwa became a place of comfort for thousands of visitors. This Telephone of the Wind honors that original.
About Millet Israeli ’92:
Millet Israeli is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She specializes in grief and loss. In 2021, Millet installed a Telephone of the Wind on the Appalachian Trail in Fahnestock State Park in NY. Epitomizing “trail magic,” it has been a source of comfort for many hikers and passersby.
Sponsored by the Class of 1992