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The Experiential Translation Network

led by Ricarda Vidal (King’s College London) and Madeleine Campbell (University of Edinburgh) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

The video was produced by Fabian Broeker with financial support from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London.

The Network comprises international translators, artists and scholars with a shared interest in translation and what it can do when it is freed from formal constraints. Since March 2021 we have collaborated on a joint investigation of interlingual (between languages) and intersemiotic (between media) translation as a method for creation and communication, as a method for learning and teaching, collaboration, and participation within multilingual, multicultural, and multimodal settings. We have worked with a variety of art forms (video, print-making, writing, painting, sound art, dance, poetry, installation, performance, etc) and multiple languages. We have organised symposia, public workshops, short courses, and performances across Europe as well as a travelling exhibition and an international conference at Somerset House. Over the course of the last 18 months we have developed ways to train our ears to see and our eyes to hear in order to translate from languages we don’t speak, to give voice to drawing and shape to sound. We are now looking forward to where our collaboration will take us next.

For more information and if you’d like to join us on the journey please visit our website: