trailing the world behind

Trailing the World Behind was a temporary installation that documented a collaborative writing experiment that pursued the disintegration of a particular written text through processes of (mis)translation, (mis)interpretation, and technological intervention.

The project began with an English language written text (written by Jessie Beier), which was then passed along to a multi-lingual collaborator who, with the aid of Google Translate, translated the text into their mother tongue. The new text was then returned to the artist to translate, once again with the help of Google Translate, back into English. This process was repeated several times with a wide range of multi-lingual collaborators, resulting in an immersive installation, which was exhibited at ASSIST Community Services Centre (Southwest Office) in July of 2016.