The project and exhibition Talking Transformations: Home on the Move is coming to Tate Modern, London, part of the Tate Exchange on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Manuela Perteghella will be talking with fellow curator and producer Ricarda Vidal and artist Kate McMillan about their poetry and art translation project which explores notions of ‘home’ and migration in Europe.
How do we conceive of ‘home’? And what happens to this definition when people migrate? How does ‘home’ travel? And how does it ‘arrive’? With so many people on the move, ideas of home are becoming more fluid, challenged and (re)shaped by unprecedented migration within and to Europe. Our project Talking Transformations: Home on the Move explores what ‘home’ may mean in the era of migration, for those who have moved and those who have stayed put. Ideas of ‘home’ are connected to language: the mothertongue, the new language and, between them, translation, the process whereby texts and ideas can travel freely across linguistic, cultural and geographical borders.
Talking Transformations: Home on the Move uses poetry and art translation to explore notions of ‘home’ in relation to migration. The project was born in the aftermath of the 2016 UK Referendum to leave the EU. As a celebration of freedom of movement, it focuses on the countries most important to EU migration to and from the UK.
Read more about the project here.
For further information about the Who We Are project and Symposium see below: