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Jenna Lee

A NEW TRANSLATION
29 April – 23 May, 2021

 

EXHIBITION TEXT

‘..those who are in search of names for houses, children, boats and other purposes, will find a rich treasury of words native to their own land…’

‘A New Translation’ is the latest iteration of an ongoing body of work which seeks to reclaim the act of recording, translating, listing and use of words published in ‘Aboriginal Language’ dictionaries.

Through the ritualised acts of understanding, deconstruction and reconstruction, the forms presented exist as a newly translated language. Using methods of type design and typesetting this body of work shares a visual language which can be read as a unified statement.