Cultural Documents is delighted to invite you to join us at the opening of 'Lost in Translation', an exhibition by Danny Holcroft about the myths and stories behind the adventures of people who travelled to make Scotland their home...
Saturday 11 June 2016 : Exhibition opening - 7 - 9pm - join us !
Tuesday 14 June : Danny Holcroft in conversation with John Calcutt, 6 - 7pm - all welcome !
Open every day from 12 to 18 June 2016, 12 – 6pm
at The Project Room, 103 Trongate, Glasgow.
As research for the new works, Danny listened to tales of travels to Russia, the USA, throughout Europe and to Scotland. He found that stories were often repeated yet never the same, constantly shaped by how the storyteller chose to tell them...
Lost in Translation reveals some of the stories behind society’s cultural symbols, and how these have emerged from the travels and integration of people as they migrate around the world.
Danny carried out the main research and production of new works in the village of Filignano in central Italy where, for over one hundred years, people have travelled for work to St. Petersburg, Philadelphia USA, Scotland and throughout Europe.
The stories were filtered through Holcroft’s imagination and tempered by his own limited understanding of the Italian language.
The resulting drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and film reveal rich histories of translation, transition and change enabled as people integrate and assimilate into new environments, societies and cultures.
Lost in Translation was commissioned by www.culturaldocuments.net and is very pleased to be part of the Refugee Festival Scotland 14 – 26 June 2016.
Event info –
The research and production of Cartographers is sponsored by IFSWW http://www.ifsww.uk/
Caffè Camardo http://www.caffecamardo.com/en/
and Scatolificio Stella http://www.scatolestella.it/
and funded by
Arts and Business Scotland New Arts Sponsorship Grant - http://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/nas-201516/
image by Danny Holcroft: ‘Ice Cream Aliens‘ pencil on paper, 42 x 30cm, 2015
For more info please go to http://www.culturaldocuments.net/story/lost-in-translation/