Surfing Between 500 Foreign Channels

By Elena V. Molina
Translated by George Bert Henson


A group of people respond to the same interview question: “What is democracy?” Later the recording of their voices and faces is cut into small pieces and ordered in such a way that they give a continuous speech written by the editor. Nevertheless, the fragmentation of the image is inevitable and the effect of their faces, visible for a second on the surface of the celluloid, able to say only a word-contraction-article, is reminiscent of someone drowning gasping for air.