Deep Difference Unit
Sound sculpture with 24 horn speakers
The loudspeaker sculpture reminds on the huge loudspeaker units installed by both states at the South/North Korean border to manipulate the other side with propaganda and music. But here they are standing extremely close together, producing a melody of difference tones, only audible for visitors in the zone in between. The deepest Korean difference tone produced in this constellation is the most ambivalent one, with 38Hz (which reminds on the cut at 38° after the Korean war), others seem to be more peaceful. Anyway, it's hard to hear - and may be not everyone can hear these "unification tones".
- Daegu Contemporary Art
- Festival "Gangjeong"
The visitors can pass through - in real life that's not possible because the border zone is totally blocked on two kilometers on every side. In this real in-between-zone, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), nature resurrects to full life. Wild animals feel safe because man is not disturbing them: for humans it's a forbidden zone, for animals it's paradise - a touching contradiction in terms, depicting our human condition. Thus, sometimes the voices of three birds out of that zone appear among the deep difference tones: the crane, the magpie and the golden oriol. For birds borders don't exist.