Translation

Translation

HT-visual2-page-001-1024x527Alongside this year’s South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, this exhibition uses the theme of translation, between media and between languages, to present projects from artists and writers.  The work includes “Twenty-Five Views of Japan”, by Carcanet poet Helen Tookey and visual artist Patricia Farrell.  Their collaboration starts from a previously existing text, a 1930s account of a year spent in Japan.  Playing with the idea of ‘views’ of a place not actually visited, the poems and images they create hint at, but never resolve into, miniature narratives of an imagined Japan