Videoart by brazilian writer and artist Leonardo Villa-Forte, presented in the FILE - Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, 2014. Watch it full screen.

Leonardo says: "The last part of James Joyce's Ulysses intrigues me. A torrential monologue of pages and pages with no commas, no punctuation, no space to breathe. Sometimes I open a book and begin to read it from any page, starting from a new paragraph. But this part of Ulysses, known as 'Molly's monologue', seems to make that impossible. It's a text block. I used to see no way to penetrate it: I could only begin by the beginning. This made me want to shake the text, to squeeze it, to knead it, so I could open a way for me to enter the words. But I surrendered and finally began to read it from the beginning. Then, I started to feel dizzy. Molly just couldn't stop talking and it kept me on tenterhooks. My vision blurred, I mixed words from different lines, I forgot if I had read the anterior page, the walls began to move. It was a real physical experience. The 'Molly's monologue' video is how I experience this reading and is also a revenge against the text that didn't let me penetrate it my way."

leonardovillaforte.com

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