Translating the Asemic

by Ricarda Vidal and Harriet Carter This blog further continues the conversation about asemic writing, drawing and translation, which we started in the summer and continued in early December. On 25th November 2021, we returned to Ledbury’s Barrett Browning Institute (home to the Ledbury Poetry Festival) to conduct the second workshop of two exploring asemicContinue reading “Translating the Asemic”

Asemic Writing and Drawing

Workshop 1: exploring uncertainty in the company of artists, poets, makers by Ricarda Vidal and Harriet Carter This blog continues the conversation about asemic writing, drawing and translation, which we started in the summer. On 4th November 2021 we travelled to Ledbury to conduct a workshop exploring asemic writing through drawing in the Barrett BrowningContinue reading “Asemic Writing and Drawing”

The invisible process of research

by Gaia Del Negro, Silvia Luraschi and Cinzia Delorenzi with Dalia Yemaya El Saadany Our research revolves around “hosting others” and has the aim to translate a performance by Cinzia, the artist. Please read our earlier blog entry from 13th July. The artist chose to offer the participants three elements to translate from her performance:Continue reading “The invisible process of research”

New Venues

by África Vidal Art has been translating for decades. In fact, the arts – dance, painting, photographs, sculpture, etc. – have always translated. Of course, this depends on what we understand by translation. To me, translating means re-presenting. Presenting again. And each one of us presents the world depending on how we look at it.Continue reading “New Venues”

Some speculations on asemic writing and the productive embrace of uncertainty

by Ricarda Vidal and Harriet Carter, 28 July 2021 Ricarda: Last year, I read Peter Schwenger’s excellent Asemic: The Art of Writing. The book brought together a wide range of artists who explore writing without language in their work.  Cy Twombly (who Schwenger sees as one of the “ancestors” and whose Letter of Resignation seriesContinue reading “Some speculations on asemic writing and the productive embrace of uncertainty”