Takahiko Iimura

Talking in New York (1994) , 18 min

A sentence from Jacqus Derrida: "I hear myself at the same time that I speak" ("Speech and Phenomena", translated by David B. Allison, Northwestern University Press, 1973, Japanese translation by Takahiko Iimura), which he calls "phenomenological essence", was quoted, uttered in English and Japanese or monologued (without uttering) in syncronized or desynchronized voices with the picture at various locations in New York. The film is intended to simulate or dissimulate the sentence uttering it in the environment. The quoted sentence was also altered to "I speak to myself at the same time that I hear" and was connected to the original, then it becomes a palindrome combining the dialogue and the monologue within myself.

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