installation by Nik Hummer
Pfefferberg/City of Berlin / 01.07. – 05.07. 08

The most important function of a bell is its warning signal effect. The bell as a complex sound phenomenon is thus reduced to its functional coding. Something simular happens nowadays with music in everyday life of urban spaces: PA systems in supermarkets, cafés and sports facilities as well as protable mobile phones reduce complex content to its code in terms of a social affiliation and the communication of states. Sound qualities and optimal listening situations are irrelevant.

Two hundred bells will be sent as a parcel by post and courier service.