Exhibition: This exhibition of artist films, sound art and poetry in translation is the result of a journey undertaken by two poems about ‘home’: an English poem travelled from the UK via France to Spain and back and a Polish poem travelled via Romania to the UK and back to Poland. Both poems were written on the basis of community workshops in the UK and Poland. In each country they visited, the poems were translated by a literary translator and a local film artist. At the exhibition, you will be able to read the two poems in ten different versions (several English and Polish versions, French, Spanish and Romanian), to watch the artists’ visual interpretations in 7 film versions and to listen to the various language versions in an immersive sound collage.
Workshop:On 5th June, Ricarda will lead a workshop at Whitstable Library, which explores what ‘home’ means to us and how we can express this through poetry and translation. Creative texts produced during the workshop will be added to the exhibition in 64a Gallery in the form of a poetry scrapbook. The workshop is free and open to everyone – regardless of whether you speak a foreign language or not.
Artists: Heather Connelly (UK) in collaboration with Belen Cerezo (SP), Zuzanna Janin (PL), Benoît Laffiché (FR), Domingo Martinez (SP), Kate McMillan (UK), Ghenadie Popescu (RO), Sally Waterman (UK) Poets: Rafał Gawin, Deryn Rees-Jones. Literary Translators: Teodor Ajder, Elise Aru, Noèlia Díaz Vicedo, Marta Dziurozs, Anna Hyde, Jozefina Komporaly, Timothy Mathews, Silvia Terrón.
Curated by Ricarda Vidal and Manuela Perteghella