2024 Capil­la Azul
Comar­ca Con­tuy, Chiloé 

A sound poem com­posed of 40 sep­a­rate sequences of 8 words in pho­net­ic-alpha­bet­i­cal order spo­ken 1 by 1 in a cir­cu­lar pat­tern by 8 vol­un­teer par­tic­i­pants for a total of 80 con­sec­u­tive cycles. Each par­tic­i­pant holds indi­vid­ual lists of words to be pro­nounced in numer­i­cal order, 1 at a time, when it is their turn in the cycle. The under­ly­ing pho­net­ic-alpha­bet­i­cal word sequences are revealed to the group as they are formed out loud with each con­nect­ing word. The poem evolves as par­tic­i­pants con­nect each cycle to the next, and the­mat­ic con­tent is grad­u­al­ly teased from the strict­ly pho­net­ic order. As the par­tic­i­pants become increas­ing­ly famil­iar and free with the mate­r­i­al, the dom­i­nance of pure sound from the vocal­iza­tion of repeat­ing syl­la­bles gives way to a com­bi­na­tion of pho­net­ic and seman­tic play.