Friday, June 29, 2007
The characteristic backdrop of sound sirens, alarms and the high noise level of the city of Cluj were the starting point for the work "Alert". Barbara Musil reprogrammed the alarm systems of ten vehicles from the region of Cluj and replaced the alarm signal with songs and texts relating to the theme of "theft". With these installed in the cars as a "permanent intervention", she left behind her own acoustic note in Cluj. Cars as objects of representation and value insurance are among the motifs mentioned in the interviews with the owners of the new alarm systems. In addition to the documentation of this project, Barbara Musil brings an acoustic and visual translation of the location to the O.K.