Songs Of The Siren. Part II - White Noise Musique Nonstop

An old grocery store at the end of Tegernseer Landstraße becomes an acoustic mediating space between the past of the working-class neighborhood, the present and the future.


Type of intervention: Installation
Project character: art / temporary use
Theme: active city / living
Project goal: activation / occupation

Project location: Munich; Obergiesing; Tegernseer Landstraße 155
Project dimension: unknown

Project period: 28.06.19 - 12.07.2019
Project duration: 15 days
project frequency: one-time
Project timeline: ongoing

Open space type: vacant building
ownership: private land
Accessibility: limited access: temporal

Client*s: Department of Culture, City of Munich // Administration
Creators: Emanuel Mooner // artist
Project partners: unknown
Other actors: unknown

(Commissioned) budget: Department of Culture, City of Munich
Funding: unknown
Own funds: unknown

Planning context ★★☆☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The installations investigate whether and how people leave personal emotions on vacant buildings and spaces that have "fallen into a slumber" and to what extent these become perceptible and transferable.

Spatial planning reference:
Mooner works in the "Songs of the Siren" installations with the atmosphere of the respective, vacant buildings and with the found materials to store the emotionality of the places and to develop an (inter-) action space for the visitors* with the past. The end of Tegernseer Landstraße is one of the noisiest areas of the city after the construction of the city highway. The old grocery store has been preserved as an "intact world" in this "non-place". Using acoustic means, the installation interweaves past, present and future.

Research sources
Günther, Emanuel, n.d. PART II - WHITE NOISE: MUSIQUE NONSTOP. (, 13.06.2019)
City of Munich, n.d.. Frequencies - acoustic dimensions of the city. (, 13.06.2019)

Author*s profile
Melissa Apoloya, Victoria Wakulicz

Photographer profile
Interventions - Container Collective: Neville and Robinson; This is not a chip shop: T. Mühlbach + A. Höhne/halle6; Alte Utting: Alte Utting GmbH; Giesinger Grünspitz: Green City e.V. + TUM DesignBuild, photo: J. Nefzger; Piazza Zenetti: raumzeug

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel