Door: Doug Hall.

“The “ultimate victory of form over content” is Doug Hall’s ironic assessment of American political rhetoric, as demonstrated by The Speech. Posing as a politician on the platform, flanked by the American flag, Hall delivers a vapid message of empty cliches and platitudes with deadpan sincerity: “Moral strength … Modesty … Honesty … Confidence.” This theatrical event, a staged simulation of a stump speech, questions the meaning of language and representation in relation to power and mass media manipulation.”

aldus aei.org (afbeelding van vdb.org).