EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
Video and performative-talk
mdv/ 6´, mono-channel video, Soundtrack
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
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