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.