31th july – 29th september 2013

31 July 2013 – 29 September 2013

An artistic exchange in the context of the Atlantic Arch

The goal of this project is to open a two-way channel of communication between Nantes and Gijón. This hitherto unexplored path has given rise to an exhibition in two venues—Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto (through September 15th) and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (through September 29th)—which is showcasing four works of art created during a production residency.

Traslaciones touches on two kinds of translations. Firstly, a type of movement: the physical projection of a body which, despite changing position, remains identical in space and in time; and secondly to a transformation on a symbolic level: when the need to translate from one language to another becomes a desert which cannot be mapped. The works on view take different approaches to exploring space and time. They are different ways of trying to understand the world and, at once, of trespassing the boundaries of representation.

They go beyond any mere physical measurement and foreclose any fixed essences: what we know and our way of perceiving it is questioned through images, objects and sounds. Instead of drawing guidelines, they are more like vortexes and circular flows. So, in this way, the destination of every journey becomes an encounter, a re-distribution of positions.

Curated by: Alfredo Aracil & Frédéric Emprou

Participating artists:

Neal Beggs, Regina Dejiménez at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

Bevis Martin & Charlie Youle, Fran Meana at Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto

Organised and produced by:

Laboral 2 lineas

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Official carrier:

Gobierno del Principado