Dana Elkis

Senior Designer, 2020 - Current
DSI - Design System International

ITP, NYU Research Fellow, 
Design specialist, 2020-2022
Fresh grad of 2020 by AIGA, NY

387 Civil Defense Sirens

Role Interactive Designer
ITP - Intro to computational Media
Date Decmeber 2018
Type Web Design, Data, Information Design

Un/Sounding the Relational City conference, Selected Work: SIREN, 2019 Curator: Music Department of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Science
Sometime it takes 3‭ ‬days to get the sound of a siren out of your head‭ The sound crawls through your body‭, ‬moving from the heart‭ ‬to the head and back again‭. ‬When you hear the sound your instinct is to find shelter as quickly as possible‭. ‬You find a sense of safety from obtaining cover but you have no idea what’s happening in the outside world‭. ‬
In a shelter‭, ‬most of your time is spent waiting‭. ‬What you’re waiting for is the sound of an explosion‭. ‬There is no way to know if there is an impending missile impact or if things are all clear‭.  ‬What would it feel like to be directly under the blast‭? ‬All you can do is imagine what is going to happen next‭. This piece is about juxtaposing video streaming live from Israel with the sounds of Sirens collected over the course of my life‭.‬‭ ‬By doing so I was able to create a symbolic window into what may be happening outside my shelter‭.‬

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