How loud should a megaphone sound for anyone to hear? This question, which at first sight recalls in its contradiction a Zen mental puzzle, finds an answer in the videographic evidence that was captured during the “Megaphone Project” event held in March in the city of Mexicali. Public reading amplified. Unpublished texts on the banks of the busiest streets where, unfortunately, as usual, I don't know anyone walking. In this context of reading passed by the siphon of mass diffusion, the words are less like bricks, parts of a construction with meaning and meaning, and more like ethereal ghosts mixing with the air, shadows of sounds that are barely noticeable by a instant and only by the sharpest ears. And just as ghosts do they want to show us their past and they do it through a wall where old calendars hang, a photo gallery, an audience frozen in time, newspaper clippings that at the same time are photographed words. In the end a man appears who talks to someone but seems to not listen and we return to empty avenues. So how loud should a megaphone sound for anyone to listen to? Not much.
HD Video 6min, 2011