Thursday 3 March, 6.30pm
In Another Tongue is a creative response to Angelica Mesiti’s exhibition In the Round. The event takes its lead from the exhibition’s celebration of different forms of communication: thinking across divides, borders, cultures, languages and even species. In the spirit of Mesiti’s exhibition, music will provide a means of extending voices, thoughts and information. Short talks and provocations by academics from across the University of Edinburgh will be interspersed with musical reflections by Musicians in Exile – a group of asylum-seeking and refugee musicians living in Glasgow. From evolutionary science, political ecologies, migration studies, translation, anthropology and music, In Another Tongue will be an expansive, thought-provoking evening, exploring the limits of what it means to communicate.
“With musicians in Mesiti’s exhibition carrying and communicating elements of their identity and culture through music, we’re eagerly anticipating the performances by Musicians in Exile. Accompanied by academics who have been asked to move out of their comfort zones and speak from the heart, this promises to be powerful and intimate expression of what is lost and gained when culture is translated.” says one of the event’s organisers, and curator at Talbot Rice Gallery, James Clegg.
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In Another Tongue is a collaboration between Talbot Rice Gallery and Dr. Laura Harris (Sociology), supported by an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-22.
A beautiful book showcasing the works in In the Round, published in partnership with Edinburgh University Press, will be launched at this event and is available to order now HERE. A sumptuous account of an artist and exhibition, it contains newly commissioned essays and conversations by the artist, leading cultural commentators, academics and curator: Emily Doolittle, Tessa Giblin, Jennifer Higgie, Angelica Mesiti, Mihaela Mihai.
Thank you BB