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Irineu Destourelles
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Glossary of Political Words - Almost One-hundred Definitions (version II)
2017, Digital HD file, 16:9, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, colour, silent
First exhibited at Summerhall, Edinburgh 2017
Alternative meanings, often sardonic and suggestive of social-darwinism and works by Nietzsche, are attributed to words found in a glossary of political words. From the 1960s Portuguese colonialism was accused of 'verbal luxury', of constructing colonial representations that had little resemblance with the harsh reality. Similarly, contemporary political discourse often invests anti-ethical practices with democratic concepts.
https://vimeo.com/221405982