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Excerpt from President Hugo Chavez's speech, on December 3rd, 2007, in alphabetical order
Daniel Jacoby

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This video by Daniel Jacoby has been created using the first ten minutes of a speech by Hugo Chávez as its base. The speech has been split into sections, word by word, and rearranged in alphabetical order.
This process of altering the order - or should we say substituting one order for another - allows us to rediscover the part over the whole, the word over the message, the gesture over the speech's intention. All ordering can be considered arbitrary, and all discourse can be revised, analysed and dissected until it has lost all meaning. Or at least, until its meaning has been radically changed. By obsessively applying an analytical and objective method, Jacoby makes us participants in this experiment - which could succeed or fail - in understanding the very nature of communication.



Concept and curatorship: Gustavo Romano
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