Talking Vestibules

FLL Airport Entrance 

Click buttons to hear sounds
(these are Quicktime files)

Beautiful (button)

Shoes (button)
Outfit (button) Smile (button)
  

Artist:  Jim Green

Title:  "Talking Vestibules"

Medium:  Digital - Sound

Year Installed:  2003

Venue:  Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport  Terminal 2, 3 & 4

 

Description

As travelers pass through selected vestibules, their movement triggers a musical chime followed by an affirmative greeting or compliment such as, “...You’re looking good today...", and "...nice shoes!” The musical chimes relate to the geographical identity of the region. The greetings were inspired by voices heard in the active street life common to South Florida. A Hispanic male and an Angelo female are the voices.

  

Artist Statement

"I intend for the Taking Vestibule to create a serendipitous experience for travelers, by welcoming them with unexpected affirmative greetings and compliments. I want to create an uplifting experience and engage the public with humor and surprise. I believe public art functions best when it humanizes public space."