Slit Translation
       
     
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Slit Translation
       
     
Slit Translation

There are 3 kinds of translation:

"rewording" (interpretation of one sign to another in the same language), "translation proper" (interpretation of one sign to another in a different language) and "transmutation" (interpretation of a verbal sign by a non-verbal sign system; words to images)

For this assignment, we interpreted a sign into another in the same language: photography.

Choosing a photograph (either one we took or one we have seen and I've chosen one I've taken) and translate a photograph into another photograph.

For this assignment, I was thinking about translation not only through the placement of paint but translation through harm. This first picture that was done for a Black Lives Matter protest album which was followed by a series titled 'Red White & Black'. In that series the harm isn't one that the individual creates for themselves but a harm that comes from police brutality and institutionalized/systematic oppressions in America. The translation from 'Red White & Black' to 'Slit Translation' other than obvious factors such as race and gender is found through the types of harm that each of the individuals are receiving.

Although her hands be a part of her, they are not her. This series has opened space for self analyzation and the recognition of an entity and stranger within us we subconsciously form and give power to.

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