Luz Maria Sanchez - Untitled [police radio]
  Year :   2009
  Location :   Mexico
  Worktype :   Sound Installation
  Materials:   Six-channel sound installation. Media: 24 power horns, 3 cd players, and 3 receivers.Dimensions: variable. Original duration: 10 minutes.
  Info :   Ex-Palacio de Iturbide, Centro Cultural Banamex





 
  Work Details  
  This sound installation captures the swelling aggression on the US-Mexico border region employing sound generated by radio frequencies used by the Nuevo Laredo police. Nuevo Laredo is a border city opposite its twin, Laredo, Texas, on the other side of the Rio Grande in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Sampled together are recent and pre-recorded recordings of activity registered on the regional police frequencies. The main sound sample that is the focal point of the piece transcribes a fight between the Nuevo Laredo police and a criminal group not identified.