Lingua Franca — Baden Pailthorpe

POSTED BY: Baden Pailthorpe | Wed Jan 4th, 2012 6:05 p.m.
LOCATION: Firstdraft Gallery

Fresh off the back of 18 months in Paris, Baden Pailthorpe’s new series Lingua Franca explores language, translation and misunderstanding through a variety of new media artworks. The centrepiece of the exhibition is Eighty-Four Doors, a limited edition, experimental translation of Orwell’s 1984 using every language on Google Translate. This extended process of linguistic remixing is mapped through a data visualisation produced in collaboration with London-based designer Stefanie Posavec Also revisited by Baden Pailthorpe is the cinematic adaptation of 1984, re-edited according to the mysterious, algorithmic and sometimes poetic logic of Google Translate. Catalogue essays written by artist and writer Lily Hibberd and media theorist Jussi Parikka


Firstdraft Gallery, Jan 11th - Jan 29th, 2012.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Firstdraft Gallery
116-118 Chalmers St. Surry Hills