xStudio: Art by Translation
Taught By: Selena Kimball
Translations are ripe with slippage and misinterpretation. They are, as Glenn Ligon points out, “always involved with loss, the untranslatable, excess meanings, the indecipherable”. From the linguistic code-switching of Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s performances, to Sophie Calle’s 107 interpretations by female professionals of a breakup e-mail she received from her lover, to Wael Shawky’s filmed historical critique restaging the “Song of Roland”, Art by Translation will engage the range of issues (philosophical, political and poetic) of translation in contemporary art practice. Students will each identify a source text for this semester-long series of experimental ”translations”, testing interpretive strategies through a variety of media and interdisciplinary approaches. The class will connect every other week with students at the Laboratory for Artistic Research at the University of Cologne to discuss ongoing work and run peer experiments in translation.
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.
College: Parsons School of Design (PS)
Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Studio (S)
Enrollment Status: Closed*
*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:55pm 8/19/2018