Video and performative-talk
mdv/ 6´, mono-channel video, Soundtrack 386 dx
Launched at "Uses of a Theory of the Hand", opening conference at Cultura and Media / Centro Cultural San Martín / Buenos Aires and Perform ip3 / Museu Cruz e Souza / Florianópolis / Brazil

Uses of a Hand theory, self to right, Alicia Herrero, Leo Stoll, Gabriela Forcadel, Francisco Ali-Brouchoud.



Two girls read excerpts from Wikipedia on the genealogy of the concept of speech by Michael Foucault, punctuated by a 3-minute interruption. This blank space was intended to permit the participation of a conference attendee in real time.

Links can be presented at conferences, round tables, talk-shows or exhibitions and can interact with papers by different participants in real time.

"It is now almost three decades since Foucault reinstated this attribute to the Greek term Parrhesias , and its particularities of use in the crisis of the democratic institutions of Athens. Herrero's work Links (2006) , in as much as it is one of the possible forms in the 'technologies of self', paraphrases the French philosopher, challenging the genealogies of this discourse in a context linked to the technologies and new media in the Argentine artistic field. This has perhaps been one of the few attempts in art that have considered the performativity of the acts of speech as a subject tied between economy, legality and politics that involve forms of speaking and talking in democracy, even beyond the media artefacts.
If it has been the (in)disciplined practices that in the past have exhibited the contradictions that exist in the rhetoric of liberty, perhaps they have done this less through the formal creation of constituent projectual devices and transvestite mechanisms, where the canon or rule of play makes conscious the act of speaking and its legality with respect to the body and the word. Or, as in these cases, it is staged, making the structure of 'how one speaks when one speaks' transparent once again."
Excerpt from the article "The enacting of the public (from performativity to emancipation) in Alicia Herrero's PC " by Teresa Riccardi