- Current language : en
Between, a storytelling performance that dramatises the challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by interpreters working in sensitive situations. Between weaves together stories of migration, multilingualism, agency, empathy, identity, loss and renewal. The performance will draw on the real experiences of interpreters working with Mothertongue, a multi-ethnic counselling and interpreting service that operated until 2018, led by Dr Beverley Costa of Birkbeck, University of London.
My work draws upon ideas around land and landscape. Perhaps it is my attempt to create a kind of space or setting to place thoughts and observations, an exterior view shaped from an interior one, or vice versa an inner landscape being shaped by an outer one. Within this construct, are notions relating to pictorial history and what it means to assemble and make a work of art today. I often refer to my own personal history to reflect upon the wider global situation.
Manuel Chaves Nogales (Seville, 1897 - London, 1944) was a Spanish journalist present at the great events that convulsed Europe in the first part of the 20th century. He witnessed the terror unleashed in the wake of the Soviet revolution whilst at the same time warning against the growth and advance of fascism.
Throughout February and March, Europe House, London, is hosting a series of lectures by historians on European dynasties which are free to attend on a first come first served basis.