Glocken Spiel

In the framework of the renovation of the space under the elevated highway A8 in Koog aan de Zaan several art projects were proposed. Glocken Spiel was not executed at the time. But why not?
It can still be implemented. The Highway A8 was build right through the heart of town separating Church and City Hall in an absolutely radical way. Since the revitalization was about ‘connection and separation’ (as was the original viaduct: ) the attempt was to establish a new relationship between the freeway and the church. About 3000 cars pass every hour. If we place a sensor on the road counting the vehicles and hook it up with the steeple, the church bells could ring according to the traffic intensity. An acoustic signal after every 1000 cars passed. This would enable a new sense of time. Pulsating with the rhythm of congestion.
With @vincentringoir


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