El Perro (2003)

Security on Site (see english below)

Security On Site es una habitación de pánico diseñada para ser instalada en la vía pública. Ante una situación de emergencia el ciudadano puede introducirse en ella, automáticamente el artefacto quedará cerrado. El usuario solo podrá salir con la ayuda de alguien del exterior, bien un guardia de seguridad, bien alguien en que deposite su confianza, ya que el desbloqueo de las puertas solo se produce accionando simultaneamente dos dispositivos, uno que está en el interior y otro que está en el exterior.

Security on Site

Security On Site is a panic room conceived for public spaces. When somebody goes into the SOS, automatically the door is closed. The person inside the Security On Site needs that someone helps him to go out.

"A kind of panic room where you could take refuge if you felt threatened, it was an attempt to address the problem of the sense of an increasing threat. But what kind of threat? Direct physical threats, to be sure, but I suspect that El Perro also points to the anguished feelings inside of us which are not a reaction to a concrete threat but rather originate in the media reports of violence, diseases or natural catastrophes. The media tend to exaggerate and even speculate in tragic events. What exactly is it that makes us worried - the actual events or the reporting of these events?" (from "El Perro at 1st, Moderna Museet", John Peter Nilsson)