Nottingham Contemporary launches the ‘On Translations’ research strand with an international conference and online publishing platform, The Contemporary Journal (TCJ). , 17 February 2018

Nottingham Contemporary | On Translations | International Conference

http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/translations-conference

Nottingham Contemporary launches the ‘On Translations’ research strand with an international conference and online publishing platform, The Contemporary Journal (TCJ).

This one-day event, including talks, a performance, a screening and the TCJ launch, brings together artists and scholars to explore the cultural and political contradictions that arise in processes of translation, in language and beyond.

‘On Translations’ conference derives from an understanding that translation encompasses processes of erasure – in colonial language and epistemologies, as well as in contemporary transnational and globalised communication. At the same time it asks what the potential capacities of translation are, when understood as sites of inhabitation and less as a transition or middle passage from the original to the translated text.

The guest speakers bring different views and modes of inquiry to the debate; including explorations of non-aligned revolutionary solidarities (Quinsy Gario), poetic confusion of phonetic overlaps (Ricardo Marques and Ghazal Mosadeq), cultural erasures (Fehras Publishing Practices), and the untranslatable (Andrew Goffey). Speakers also include: Dima Hamadeh, Rana Hamadeh, and Stefan Nowotny.

Schedule

  • Sun 4 December 2022

    MKCDC at Bradwell Abbey / Angels at the Abbey

    YOU’RE NOT ALONE

    MKCDC’s latest community project will see us harness the haunting power of the beautiful song - You’re not alone - by Cathal Smyth (also known as Chas Smash from Madness). We hope to unite families and friends in the UK and abroad who have been kept apart by Covid-19, and who are feeling the pinch of isolation in the current financial crisis. We’ll be working with a diverse range of organisations and schools, bringing together voices from across the community in a massed choir. This will culminate in the live-streamed performance of the song within the grounds of Bradwell Abbey at our annual Angels at the Abbey event with a live youth string orchestra.