In Other Words

In Other Words, Fringe Arts Bath. Curated by Rowan Lear

Photos: Rowan Lear

Communicate: Transmissie: You
Carbon on paper (concertina book)
Dimensions variable (A5)

The word 'communicate' is translated using an internet translation service 66 times, from Afrikaans to Yiddish and back to English again, where the end result transpires as the word 'you'. The type-face words are reproduced by hand using carbon paper, a material that describes repetition and trace.  The concertina book format is read on both sides, becoming sculptural in it's form and providing a gradual development of language as information gets manipulated and eventually, lost in translation.

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