Artists from: Samual Buckley, Alex Culshaw, Kirsty MacDonald, Theresa Moerman, Lotte Scott, Sean Steadman
Matters of Translation attempts to examine art's relationship with translation as both a medium with the ability to translate, and as a medium that transcends the need for translation.
Translation is typically thought of and understood as the transmission of information across distinct tongues, cultures, histories and spaces. However, if we were to take Gilles Deleuze's assertion that art carries not one bit of information, and that it actively resists communication and by contrast creates vacuoles of non-communication, then we would have to re-address art's relation to the conventionalities of translation. This is the predominant interest and conceptual basis for the curators of Matters of Translation.
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