San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Translation Zone 1:
a roundtable examining art-and-translation
Nicoline van Harskamp A Romance in five acts and twenty-one Englishes live performance (2015) set photograph
Heather Connelly has invited Nicoline Van Harskamp, Martin Waldmeier, Ricarda Vidal and Pierre-Alexis Mével, leading artists, curators, translators and academics in their fields, to discuss their research and practice in relation to the intersection between art-and-translation. Each of whom will present their practice, followed by a semi-structured discussion on the topic this will be followed with an opportunity for the audience to pose questions, provocations and contribute to the debate.
The aim of the event is to consider the impact of working with, within and across linguistic boundaries, and alternative modes of working inter-culturally and inter-lingually in the future.
You are invited to contribute to this research by participating in this exciting discussion.
For further information visit: http://www.heatherconnelly.co.uk/translationzones/
Please note that the event is free to attend but due to size of the room places are limited
Please note: Registration will be open from 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start
This event is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of their Cultural Engagement programme, Birmingham City University and the Library of Birmingham with the support of the Brasshouse Language Centre.
*This is the first in an ongoing series of events under the title of Translation Zone(s) which extends my own transdisciplinary research into art-and-translation, second language acquisition and how artistic, practice-led methodologies can elicit new ways of thinking about translation and second language acquisition; how art can be used to engage people (specifically monolingual speakers) in intercultural dialogue; and to raise awareness of the complexities of translation and intercultural communication.
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Dr Heather Connelly
Heather Connelly is an artist and researcher, currently Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Cultural Engagement Fellow at Birmingham City University (BCU) and the Library of Birmingham. Her research concerns art-and-translation as a conflated, transdisciplinary practice.
I am particularly interested in practice-based research, specifically how art practice can create new ways of thinking about and engaging with linguistic translation and encourages a critical approach to intercultural communication.
Further information Heather's current research can be found at: http://www.heatherconnelly.co.uk/translationzones
Heather is also co- founder and co-curator of InDialogue a biannual international symposia, which examines alternative ways that artists utilise dialogue within their work. InDialogue 2016 be hosted by Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange in Nottingham from 1st - 3rd December, our partners include Dance 4 and Nottingham City Council futher information can be found at: www.indialogue.uk.com.