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Adriana Garcia Galan (Colombia) deals in the political power of words and language. In her work Government Program there are two beat boxers reciting speeches of the two French presidential candidates: Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy. Coming from the hip hop scene, beatboxing holds to the tradition of dealing in social and political questions. By inserting a rhythm and a beat, Garcia Galan undermines the content of the two candidate’s speeches. Her use of music, facial expressions, and body language give power to form over content and transform it into a more conceptual, more universal language. This merge of content, belonging to the political establishment, with form, belonging to political protest, questions the significance given to political propaganda and its influence, and it implies that the political propaganda of today is merely form hollow of content.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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Adriana Garcia Galan (Colombia) deals in the political power of words and language. In her work Government Program there are two beat boxers reciting speeches of the two French presidential candidates: Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy. Coming from the hip hop scene, beatboxing holds to the tradition of dealing in social and political questions. By inserting a rhythm and a beat, Garcia Galan undermines the content of the two candidate’s speeches. Her use of music, facial expressions, and body language give power to form over content and transform it into a more conceptual, more universal language. This merge of content, belonging to the political establishment, with form, belonging to political protest, questions the significance given to political propaganda and its influence, and it implies that the political propaganda of today is merely form hollow of content.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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