Lost in Translation – exhibition

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.

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Lost in Translation is commissioned by Cultural Documents

and is kindly funded and sponsored by

Cultural Documents

Arts and Business Scotland, New Arts Sponsorship Grants

IFSWW

Scatolificio Stella

Regione Molise

Filignano Metropoli.

and is very pleased to be part of the Refugee Festival Scotland, 14 – 26 June 2016

please join us at the Exhibition Talk – Tuesday 14 June 2016 at the Project Room, Glasgow.


  • Danny Holcroft
  • Date from: 11 June 2016
  • Date to: 18 June 2016
  • Glasgow - The Project Room, Trongate 103, Trongate, G1 5HD
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Connected Images

Danny Holcroft ‘Gare du Nord' pencil on paper 42 x 30cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Gare du Nord' pencil on paper 42 x 30cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Pokey Chokey Hokey Hat‘  pencil on paper 42 x 30cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Pokey Chokey Hokey Hat‘ pencil on paper 42 x 30cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Ice Cream Aliens‘  pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Ice Cream Aliens‘ pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Tsar Nicholas II and the Bear' pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Tsar Nicholas II and the Bear' pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘The Girovagho‘  pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘The Girovagho‘ pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2015 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Two Monkeys‘  pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Two Monkeys‘ pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Mystic Parrot‘  pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Mystic Parrot‘ pencil on paper 30 x 42cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft 'Monkey Puppet’ Monkey puppet with chair, mixed media 80 x 60 x 50cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft 'Monkey Puppet’ Monkey puppet with chair, mixed media 80 x 60 x 50cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft 'Monkey Puppet’ Monkey puppet with chair, mixed media 80 x 60 x 50cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft 'Monkey Puppet’ Monkey puppet with chair, mixed media 80 x 60 x 50cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Parrot Cage ‘Sculpture'’ Mixed media with bird seed 170 x 90 x 70cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ‘Parrot Cage ‘Sculpture'’ Mixed media with bird seed 170 x 90 x 70cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ‘Parrot Cage ‘Sculpture'’ Mixed media with bird seed 170 x 90 x 70cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ‘Parrot Cage ‘Sculpture'’ Mixed media with bird seed 170 x 90 x 70cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Bear Costume’ mixed media 190 x 70 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

rear view: Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation platform’ mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm.  2016 © Cultural Documents

rear view: Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation platform’ mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm. 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft exhibitor with with the work ’Lost in Translation platform’  at centre; mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft exhibitor with with the work ’Lost in Translation platform’ at centre; mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation platform’ mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm.  2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation platform’ mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm. 2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation platform’ mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm.  2016 © Cultural Documents

detail: Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation platform’ mixed media comprising thirteen railing paintings reconstructed from crate, and assorted furniture pieces 230 x 420 x 320cm. 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop A’ mixed media with charcoal square.  50 x 60 x 50cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop A’ mixed media with charcoal square. 50 x 60 x 50cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop B’ mixed media with resting primrose 55 x 100 x 90cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop B’ mixed media with resting primrose 55 x 100 x 90cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop C' mixed media with lilac disc 40 x 70 x 40cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop C' mixed media with lilac disc 40 x 70 x 40cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop D’ mixed media with blue base 50 x 40 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop D’ mixed media with blue base 50 x 40 x 30cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop E’ mixed media with umber top 50 x 70 x 60cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

Danny Holcroft ’Lost in Translation prop E’ mixed media with umber top 50 x 70 x 60cm 2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats  2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats  2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats  2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats  2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats  2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats  2016 © Cultural Documents

still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)’ by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track Presented in varying formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

Still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)' by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track. Presented in variable formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

Still image from 'Lost in Translation (sound and moving image)' by Danny Holcroft 80 minute duration comprising a looped 20 minute video and 80 minute sound track. Presented in variable formats 2016 © Cultural Documents

'Lost in Translation'  exhibition guide pages 1 and 4

'Lost in Translation' exhibition guide pages 1 and 4

'Lost ion Translation'  exhibition guide pages 2 and 3

'Lost ion Translation' exhibition guide pages 2 and 3

images of the exhibition:  'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition: 'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition:  'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition: 'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition:  'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition: 'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition:  'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

images of the exhibition: 'Lost in Translation’ 12 to 18 June 2016 An installation of drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance and video by Danny Holcroft at The Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow © Cultural Documents

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