Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

other landscapes


Other Landscapes, 2017, recorded desktop poetry performance, excerpt




Other Landscapes is a series of desktop poetry performances that translates a lyric from the popular American folk song This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, which has been lyrically adapted by several countries for their own use since 1956. Using a random selection of available languages on an online translator program and the "copy and paste" shortcut, all recorded performances start with the same lyrics. They start and end in English - tracing the function and failure of translation as a form of poetry.


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