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The reminiscent bells remind us of the hours…


The reminiscent bells remind us of the hours…

This installation constitutes part of an on-going research project by a group of local art practitioners. Through translation, it examines notions of mediation and reproduction as these relate to contemporary modes of artistic and curatorial practice. The project is divided into several modules, with each curatorial endeavour adding a new element of research. The impetus for this series of events is the google-translated version of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. In investigating how language is represented in digital spaces, the project looks to identify the threshold at which meaning is lost in automated translation processes. In a poetry walk along the coastline of Dover, the project’s collaborators seek to connect the translated poem with the town and its surrounding landscape. By engaging with its physical and architectural features, they evidence Dover as a site of exchange and regeneration, and reconsider the modernist poem’s traditional relationship with Kent. For The reminiscent bells remind us of the hours… the project takes the form of art installation. Artists Joseph Black, Umut Gunduz and Hung Yuan Chiu respond to the newly produced poem by exploring Dover’s topography, digital conceptions of wastelands, and how language resides within these spaces. In creating an immersive exhibition that recycles and repurposes narratives, the installation looks at how processes of documentation and interpretation can produce new meaning.

Earlier Event: July 25
Salon des Refusés
Later Event: August 16
Betweenity