On Translation: On View
Video projection: DVD (colour, sound)
Dimensions: 7' 39" Variable dimensions
Reference: ACF0955
Edition: 2/6
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‘On Translation’ is a series of pieces the artist started working on in 1995. It explores themes related to interpretation, translation and transcription. Starting from the notion that ‘we live in a translated world’, where transcription and translation processes are related to perception and information processes, the works in the series are complementary but also function as stand-alone pieces. On View is a work about looking and waiting as contemporary rituals: queues in airports and museums, tourists lining up to take a photo, and so on. The piece deliberately raises questions of ‘how’, ‘when’, ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘who’.

Other artworks in the Collection by the same artist Other artworks in the Collection by the same artist

  • Painting is Easy / 1989

  • On Translation: the Bookstore / 2001

  • Portfolios without Minister / 2011

  • Words: The Press Conference / 1991 -

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