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Translation (překlad)| a collaboration by Kara Rooney and Martin Talaga

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

24. 11. 20:00 - 21:00

Translation (překlad)
is defined as 1. Noun a rendering, spoken or written, from one language into another, which does not misinterpret the meaning or sacrifice the feeling of the original 2. the conversion of something from one form or medium into another. Synonyms: change, conversion, transformation, alteration, adaptation, turning, metamorphosis,transmutation, transfiguration, rendering;  3. Formal technical the process of moving something from one place to another: relocation, transfer, transferral, movement, removal, shift, conveyance, transport
Translation is a threshold, a potentiality, the non-state of becoming versus the concretized literality of existence. In its various guises it possesses the capacity for creation and destruction, the collapsing of the known past within the ambiguity of the present. Time, in its stead, is nonlinear, cyclical, disorderly, even violent. The act of translating—its physical and metaphorical connotations—disrupts the flow of communication and bodies, uprooting etymological origins in favor of communicative affect that in its deficiency likens itself to desire: that which is strived for but never fully attained.

Every translation is a kind of betrayal of the original. A supraextension of the self. A movement.

Over the course of an evening, six dancers will engage in a series of choreographed and improvised encounters in collaboration with New York artist Kara Rooney and Czech dancer/choreographer Martin Talaga. The resulting performance will examine the complexities of the translation across language and cultures, one in which the diacritical line between personal and collective is dissolved by a libidinal linguistics, enacted through the collision of bodies, object, and spoken word.

Choreography: Martin Talaga
Installation: Kara Rooney
Performers: Bora Debnárová, Radim Klásek, Kamila Mottlová, Kara Rooney, Tereza Silon, Martin Talaga
Sound: BA:ZEL
The performance is a part of the exhibition Time After Time.