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Artist: Jim Green
Title: "Musical Warning Beacons"
Medium: Digital - Sound
Year Installed: 2003
Venue: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 & 4
The "Musical Warning Beacons" installed at six baggage-claim carousels in Terminal 1, function as alert signals announcing the arrival of baggage. Each beacon has its own distinct sound; boat horns with sounds of the ocean and beckoning steel drums. This lively, friendly and functional sound-art is substituted for the generic buzz alarm customary at other airports.
"I intend for the "Musical Warning Beacons" to increase regional identity and help create a welcoming baggage-claim at Fort Lauderdale Airport. I intend for this work to celebrate arrival."