I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS BELONGS

 

I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS BELONGS

“Cultural identity, in this sense, is a matter of "'becoming"' as well as "'being"'. It belongs to the

future as much as to the past. It is not something which already exists, transcending place,

time, history and culture.” –Stuart Hall

I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS BELONGS is an investigation into the limitations and

boundaries established by the act of translation. Navigating the liminal and transitory

space between languages and cultures, six emerging Toronto-based artists interpret

the fluid nature of perception.

Through both didactic and abstract representations of translation, members of the

OKAY Collective explore notions of communication and belonging, and the inevitable

breakdown of information that occurs through transformation. By specifically

deconstructing or alternately simulating traditional narratives, the artists examine the

intricacies and fallibilities of translation through a cultural perspective.

By employing varied mediums, the disintegration of language and meaning is further

enforced. The array of approaches seeks to create a dialogue between the flexibility

and confines of transformed information, while situating the conversation in the realm

of possibility.

Artists:

Sebastián Benítez

Bryan Bermúdez

Chad Gauthier

Greg McCarthy

Phuong Nguyen

Sonet Providence

 

Curated By:

Rachel Guglielmelli