The transformation of a typical element of the urban soundscape. In the Romanian city of Cluj, the sounds made by the car alarm systems of ten vehicles—which continued to be used normally by their drivers—were replaced by songs and texts ranging from ‘70s hits to passages from the Bible.
The results are new urban acoustic highlights and the endowment of otherwise standardized alarm signals with an expanded level of meaning. Now, even alarm systems can have their own individual character.
Prix Ars Electronica 2004, Honorary Mention Interactive Art