Translation 3: Max Frisch: Tagebuch 1971

Francesco Gagliardi

2007, 38:10 minutes, colour, English / German


This video is based on an ongoing series of video performances exploring the negotiations, slippages in meaning, misunderstandings, and power dynamics involved in any process of translation – understood literally as the actual translation of a text, or more broadly as the trans-coding of a literal, visual or performative text into a different medium.

In Translation 3: Max Frisch: Tagebuch 1971, a native speaker of German translates an excerpt form Max Frisch’s 1971 diary, in which the Swiss writer muses with the notion of Heimat (home country).

The video is also part of the installation
Translations and Mental Tasks (Versions A, B, and C).

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