Siren was born on the ground formed by the concept of the group exhibition Motion / Labour / Machinery, curated by Manuel Segade in cooperation with artistic director Mariette Dölle and curator Jesse van Oosten at TENT, Rotterdam in 2015. The artwork sprang from the testing of air-raid sirens in the Netherlands at 12.00 sharp on the first Monday of every month. This emergency alarm was adopted during the cold war and remained in operation. The artwork produced as a result of my research is based on fieldwork, oral history and soundscapes collection, as well as participatory observation research on the thriving multicultural population of the city framing the biggest port on this side of the planet.
Siren took the form of an installation consisting of sound, text, vinyl with embedded wood print, vitrine.