Still at Wokingham Library

Workshop led by Katrina Barnes & Ricarda Vidal
9th May 2015, 2-3.30 pm, Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 2BB
The workshop is part of Library Fest.

Library Fest

The aim is (once again) to inspire workshop participants to see different art forms through a translator’s eyes, make new sensory links and tap into their creative potential.
We will begin by presenting the TG concept, i.e. translating a central idea through a series of different artistic media, then comparing the end product with the original to see whether some form of ‘essence’ has been preserved. There’ll be time for group discussion before we proceed to the actual translation process.
We will be drawing on two visual translations produced during Still: Denise Riley to Image and challenge participants to retranslate those into a poem in English (although if participants have knowledge of other languages then mixing these into the poem is very much encouraged). Everyone will have the opportunity to present their retranslation to the group and discuss the challenges of translating from imagery to text.
At the end, we will reveal the original poem from which the image that participants used was translated and compare it with the versions produced during the workshop. What has been preserved? Is there an essence?

The workshop is aimed at participants with creative interests of ages 16 and above.
£3 charge.
Places must be booked.
To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 978 1368
Or for more information visit www.wokinghamboroughlibraries.wordpress.com/libraryfest