May 11th, 2013

Translation Games

In April 2013 I collaborated with artist, Elgin Rust and fellow photographer, Trevor Adeline on Translation Games. It was a response to the current media hype produced by the ever increasing reports of violent gender crimes and their subsequent trials in South Africa. These often very violent cases, flood media platforms positioning the judiciary in the lime light. The public not only watches to see “justice being done”, it actively judges perpetrators and victims based on the continual information released. Television, news, newspaper articles, online blogs and twitter feeds translating legal jargon and performances for public consumption. This performative collaboration investigated the unpredictability and circular nature of the translation processes.