Exposition

Dear Rita (2016)

Otso Huopaniemi

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"Dear Rita," a series of eight letters to Rita Raley (Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara), is a research response to Raley’s presentation “Algorithmic Translations,” which she gave at the "Performance, Technology, Translation" event in New York in April 2015. Organized by The Barnard Center for Translation Studies and the Department of Theatre, the event explored “the theoretical and practical intersections between contemporary technologies of translation and performance.” In addition to presentations by Raley and W. B. Worthen, the symposium included a performance of love.abz, an independent art work and the artistic part of my doctoral degree at University of the Arts Helsinki, Theater Academy. In "Dear Rita," I use screen captures of the Google Translate website to address through translation the many links and questions that arise from Raley’s insightful presentation. I comment on Raley’s discussion of Eric Zboya’s and Baden Pailthorpe’s work, both visual artists and researchers, and relate them to my own ongoing artistic research project into what I call “live writing.” My inquiry deals with a form of improvisatory, collaborative dramatic writing that employs algorithmic mediation and translation. In asking what the task of the machine translator in performance is or could be, I remark on some of the themes Raley discusses, including those relating to authorship, the nature of algorithmic translation, and the gesture of insistent re-translation of already machine translated text.

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“Hyvä Rita” on englannin kielen professori Rita Raleylle (University of California, Santa Barbara) osoitettu kahdeksan kirjeen sarja. Samalla se on tutkimuksellinen reaktioni Raleyn esitelmälle “Algorithmic Translations”, jonka hän piti “Performance, Technology, Translation” –tapahtumassa New Yorkissa huhtikuussa 2015. Tapahtuman järjestivät Barnard Collegen käännöstieteen ja teatteritaiteen laitokset. Sen teema oli “nykyaikaisten esitys- ja käännösteknologioiden teoreettiset ja käytännölliset risteyskohdat”. Raleyn ja W. B. Worthenin esitelmien lisäksi symposiumiin ohjelmaan sisältyi taiteellisen tohtorintutkintooni kuuluvan teoksen love.abz:n esitys. Tutkimusekspositiossani käytän kuvakaappauksia Google-kääntäjän internet-sivusta käsitelläkseni Raleyn oivaltavan esitelmän esiin tuomia lukuisia yhteyksiä ja kysymyksiä. Kommentoin Raleyn keskustelua kuvataitelijoiden ja tutkijoiden Eric Zboyan ja Baden Pailthorpen töistä sekä suhteutan sitä omaan käynnissä olevaan, esityksellistä kirjoittamista koskevaan taiteelliseen tutkimukseeni. Tutkimukseni käsittelee improvisatorisen, kollektiivisen draamallisen kirjoittamisen muotoa, joka hyödyntää algoritmista kääntämistä ja välittämistä. Teoksellisessa ekspositiossani kysyn mikä koneellisen kääntäjän tehtävä esityksessä on tai voisi olla ja teen monimuotoisia huomioita Raleyn käsittelemistä aiheista, mm. tekijyydestä, algoritmisesta kääntämisestä ja itsepintaisen koneellisen uudelleenkääntämisen eleestä.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsperformance, translation, artistic research
date17/06/2015
published05/02/2016
last modified05/02/2016
statuspublished
affiliationUniversity of Arts Helsinki, Theater Academy
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/159469/229633
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/ruu.159469
published inRuukku Studies in Artistic Research
portal issue5.
connected toRuukku Studies in Artistic Research
external linkwww.loveabz.com

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