What Can't You Say?: Editors Note

Accordion Issue 2, Feb 2015

What Can’t You Say is a collection of work dealing with the complexities that arise from the creative practice of translating one’s own work or the work of another into a different form, location, or language.  Communication gaps are still vast despite our ever-evolving understanding of the barriers that separate each from the other in this world. The artists in this issue consider how reconfiguring the subject and selfhood can bridge such distances, however briefly. The translator should no longer be seen as a mediator of information, but rather as another kind of producer, one who calls for alternate spaces of encounter and new intersections of meaning and purposes.  In this new space, creative practice is often one of assemblage and of collaboration through the marrying of multiple means of expression, some personal, some appropriated.

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