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Workshop // Cultural Mistranslations

  • Kunstnernes Hus 17 Wergelandsveien Oslo, 0167 Norway (map)


In this workshop, which follows the ‘Cultural Mistranslations’ event the previous evening, Stefan Nowotny will join the participants to look more closely at, and to discuss together questions of, translation and mistranslation and how these relate to the participant's practices. The group will address questions of exile and asylum, but also linguistic aspects of translation, and the conditions of translatability. 

This workshop will be held together with the PRASIS residency group. There are an additional 7 places that can be reserved for those wishing join and to take part. Please email with up to 100 words on your practice and why you would like to join the workshop. 

Schedule //  11:00-14:00 - Lunch provided- 15:00-18:00

Key readings for the workshop will be circulated to the participants in advance, including:

  1.  Roman Jacobson -  On Linguistic Aspects of Translation (1959)
  2.  Vilem Flusser - Exile and Creativity (1984)
  3.  Walter Benjamin - The Task of The Translator (1923)
Later Event: November 15
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