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Posted 20 December 2012

500 Words with Lee Welch

The world’s leading art magazine, Artforum, is currently featuring Lee Welch in their 500 Words section:

“96 percent of all telephone conversations consist of just 737 words — and there are around half a million words in the English language. This retreat into stock phrases is a cause for real concern: One is talking more and saying less. Recently, I began considering a form of storytelling that investigates language’s ability to allow different perceptions of reality to coexist. In this sense, I speak through the voice of others, creating a ventriloquist position situated in the present but composed of fragments of narratives from the past. These sources are enacted in stylized acts of speaking which become signs of an idiom traversing or shortcutting multiple histories.”

Click to on the following link to read the full article.