Constructive | Destructive Interference (2017) is a collaborative sound piece (60:00 minutes, looped).
Since the beginning of the Korean War on June 25th, 1950 the U.S. Army Far East Command and Republic of South Korea began radio broadcasts across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which roughly borders the 38th parallel as a psychological deterrent to the North Korean forces. In response the North Korean government implemented their own propaganda broadcasts across the DMZ towards South Korea & American forces. These broadcasts continued intermittently until May 1st, 2018 to date. Constructive/Destructive Interference consists of directional ultrasonic speakers playing propaganda music from the north and south of the installation. This principle of constructive / destructive interference is utilized in this work as a physical and psychological representation of the countering political forces on the Korean peninsula.
This piece was installed in Miami on June 16th, 2018 as part of Audioteque's Subtropics Marathon organized by Gustavo Matamoros at the Art Center/South Florida.