Translation / Exile, DORA GARCÍA 28 OCTOBER 2018 INTERKULTURELT MUSEUM, OSLO
16.00 - Discussion at Interkulturelt Museum, Tøyenbekken 5, 0188 Oslo 10.00-15.00 - Two men walk the city
Translation/ Exile is a walk taken in the city by two men that might be very similar, were it not because one is an insider and the other one is an outsider, one belongs to the city and the other one is a stranger in the city. Through the walk, the citizen will answer the questions of the stranger, whether they refer to vocabulary and language, or to information, or to behaviour, social mores and codes. Both note everything down in two notebooks, each using their words, language, and ways of understanding. The result of the performance will be two very personal dictionaries, a public conversation about the walk, and a citizen that has become a bit of a stranger and a stranger that has become a bit of a citizen.
Following the city walk a conversation will take place at the Interkulturelet Museum where the two men will share their experiences of the day. The conversation is likely to be in both Norwegian and English.
Frogner Parken (Park in the West of the city)
Slottsplassen (The Palace)
Nationaltheatret (The National Theatre)
Rådhuset (The City Hall)
Aker Brygge (Sea front area)
Stortinget (The Parliament)
Oslo Domkirke (Oslo Cathederal)
The Tiger at Oslo Central Station (Public meeting point)
Interkulturelt Museum (The Intercultural Museum, and discussion location)
Dora García lives and works in Barcelona. She uses both exhibition spaces and public the realm as platform to investigate relationships between social contracts, the artwork, and place, often using on interactivity and performance. She represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Selected exhibitions include: Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2015 / Punkt Ø, Moss, Norway, 2015 / Centre d'Arts Visuels, Montréal, Canada, 2014 / (d)OCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012 / FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 2011 / Gwangju Biennial, Korea, 2010, 2016 / Lyon Biennial, France, 2009 / TATE Modern, London, UK, 2008.