Cultural Documents is delighted to announce a new series of sculptures, drawings, video and performances by Danny Holcroft, exploring stories of migration from the 1860s to today.
Lost in Translation is a new series of artworks by Danny Holcroft, which reveal 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.
The works are the culmination of an on-going research and production residency which Holcroft has undertaken intermittently since 2014. During his residency, he worked from the rural village of Filignano in central Italy, which since the 1860s has become accustomed to migration and the constant departures and arrivals of its inhabitants, many of whom live in Glasgow.
Listening to stories originating from the Filignanesi diaspora on their travels to Paris, Glasgow, London, Brussels, Prussia, St. Petersburg, and Philadelphia, Holcroft found that narratives were often repeated yet never the same, constantly shaped by how the storyteller chose to tell them.
Tempered by his own limited understanding of the Italian language and filtered through his imagination, Holcroft interpreted the stories to create a basis for the development of the series of works. The resulting drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video visualise the traces of migration, revealing rich histories of translation, transition and change enabled as people integrate into new environments, societies and cultures.
Lost in Translation is commissioned by Cultural Documents
and is kindly funded and sponsored by
and is very pleased to be part of the Refugee Festival Scotland, 14 – 26 June 2016
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