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 23 September 2018

    Serpentine Work Marathon Workshops

    On the occasion of the Serpentine Work Marathon (22 September 2018, 10am-10pm, Royal Geographical Society), on the 23rd September, Prof. Bernard Stiegler convenes a gathering of practitioners from multiple disciplines to contribute to the writing of a new manifesto, the first version of which will be issued on the 23rd September, with the definitive version being sent to the United Nations, in Geneva, on 10 January 2020 – the centenary anniversary of the League of Nations.

    Participants include: Anne Alombert, Sara Baranzoni, David Berry, Divya Dwivedi, Noel Fitzpatrick, Giacomo Gilmozzi, Gaël Giraud, Yuk Hui, Olivier Landau, Giuseppe Longo, Glenn Loughran, Shaj Mohan, Maël Montévil, Gerald Moore, Clément Morlat, Vincent Puig, Daniel Ross, Saskia Sassen, Bernard Stiegler and Alain Supiot.

    The 2018 Work Marathon explores issues including technological developments enabling automation and its impact on labour and work; the political urgencies of coerced and invisible labour and the differentiation between work, employment and labour; and the role of non-human agents, including artificial intelligence, animals and materials, in the context of planetary-scale ecologies. The Work Marathon is conceived in collaboration with Professor Bernard Stiegler and builds on the 2017’s GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, which focused on artificial intelligence and questions of consciousness.