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