Livraison 8: Traduire / Translating

Publication Launch

Friday November 2, 2007 at 6pm
at Studio Ernest-Cormier

Project Description

Skol, in partnership with Rhinoceros, and in association with Séverine Hubard, is pleased to invite you to a presentation of LIVRAISON #8 traduire / translating, in the presence of Stephen Wright and Hervé Roelants, the issue’s two coordinators. The launch will be held in a sense-resonant environment, featuring a full-wall installation of original manuscript pages from the journal by Jean-Louis Py, Hervé Roelants, Nicolas Simonin, Isabelle Thierry, videos by contributors Jakup Ferri, Klaus Scherubel, Hervé Roelants, El magreb, a book by Malik Nejmi, and a translational performance by Sayeh Sarfaraz.

Each issue of the bilingual, Strasbourg-based publication Livraison is at one and the same time a journal, a book, an exhibition and its catalogue – a hand-held assembly-line of differences. Livraison # 8 focuses on translating – between languages, but also between images, codes and contexts. “We are all coauthors of – and thus co-accountable for – the state of the world,” suggests the editorial, “translating one cluster of unstable signs into another equally unstable form, destined to undergo translation in turn,” thus throwing the figure and function of the author, and authority, into question. Though comprised of a number of texts, the issue includes not a single typographical character, or merely in spectral form, transparently superimposed on the cover. Every text was written out by hand, thus re-translating text into image and drawing. Livraison # 8 is less a publication dealing with translation than, in and of itself, a possible translation.

With contributions from: Oscarine Bosquet / Tony Chakar / Vuk Cosic / Carina Diepens / Gaetan Doremus / Jakup Ferri / Stephen Gill / Ghislaine Glasson-Deschaumes / International Errorists / Rada Ivekovic / Emily Jacir / Hashem El Madani / Jonathan Monk / Malik Nejmi / Antoinette Ohannessian / Jocelyn Robert / Klaus Scherubel / Sabica Senez / Mladen Stilinovic.

From July to January this year, Studio Cormier has morphed in keeping with the work of French artist Séverine Hubard, who is currently resident in the space through the Inclassables program. Given this extraordinary space, designed by modern engineer and architect Ernest Cormier, who made it his studio and meeting place for friends, the artist has chosen to open it up to a broad group of users for a series of specific events. It is in this spirit that she hosted the video and sound performance of Glasgow-based artists Rob Kennedy and Peter Dowling, on August 30. It is also the site of Séverine’s own installation, I found a job but no garden.

This event is a joint initiative of Skol and Rhinoceros (represented respectively by Anne Bertrand and Hervé Roelants), greatly energized by Séverine Hubard, and in an ongoing exchange with Stephen Wright. It seeks to give concrete form to Skol’s desire to make fuller use of its resources by supporting interaction-engendering initiatives for all its usership.

Revue d’art Contemporain
Contemporary Arts Journal
#8 Traduire / Translating
ISBN 978-2-913803-25-1
Distribution: Édipresse Inc.
Price: 20 $