Context: Technology and Translation

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226
Admission: Free
Season: 2016-17

Reception: Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Artist: Russell Mendolla

Context: Technology and Translation. The exhibition investigates the ways that cultural taboos, defined by the connotations of specific words, change through presentation and translation within the gallery setting.

*(may contain profanity)

This show examines text as image and text as sound. English, Spanish, and French profanities are placed in juxtaposition within the context of the gallery space. Through the embrace of humor, viewers are prompted to consider how they derive their own cultural meanings from the offensive words. The installation questions our reliance and dependence upon technology for translation using video, photos, text, and sculpture. The work comments on our expectations of technology to facilitate communication and translation across cultures.

Bio: Russell Mendolla is an artist and writer, and recipient of the Master of Fine Arts in Arts and Technology from The University of Texas at Dallas. An Army Veteran, born in West Texas, and now living in the Dallas Metroplex, Russell received his B.A. from the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at UT-Dallas, in video game design. He has exhibited his photographs and received awards. This exhibition represents his exploration of participatory installation art. 

CentralTrak Gallery hours:
Monday - Friday Closed
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed



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