Traffic light interactive installation
developed for PiG (Project in Old Town) summer 1994, Oslo. The installation
was exposed to incoming car traffic in the most heavy traffic road-cross
in Norway at the time.
When the cars stopped for red light,
the 9 highly focused Birdmachines megaphones started to play birdsongs.
Each of the nine birdsongs lasted for 6 seconds and was repeated
randomly as long as red light was on.On green light, the sound stopped
and the cars drove away.
The installation worked well with a
lot of reactions from the car drivers. The stream of heavy traffic
is a regular mechanism that needs to be controlled. The ornamentation
of the crossing with integrated traffic controlled bird songs points
to and emphasizes this mechanism as a phenomenon.