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As I Begin to Speak / Så börjar jag prata

by Melissa Henderson

 

The sound work As I Begin to Speak consists of different repeated attempts to translate the words "As I Begin to Speak" into Swedish. The artist proclaims insistently in Swedish "I'm starting to talk", "Now I begin to talk," "while I start talking," etc.. The viewer listens and waits but nothing more follows beyond a reiteration of this statement over and over again ad absurdum.