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Ambulances, firemen, police cars, construction vehicles, agricultural vehicles using flashing lights in case of emergency or dangerous maneuver. When we are on the road and we see a flashing light we know we must pay attention, slow down, or stop. We are influenced by they peculiar status. We experience a parallel situation of emotional emergency in a disco; in clubs, where laser light, dimmers and strobe light make us perceive a sense of estrangement, a special state, which brings us to lose ourselves, relax and disconnect from everyday life. Light marks a change in our status.

Emergency Disco Gang Swiss merges all situations: emergency, fun and relax. An ambulance, agicultural vehicles and a private car turned flashing lights on at La Fabbrica del Cioccolato foundation, tuning into the same radio station for approximately 30 minutes at 7.30 pm. Vehicles created a flash-mob performance.

emergencyDaniel González, Emergency Disco Gang Swiss, 2016, performance, Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato. Courtesy of the artist. Credit: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri.