My article on electronic art in public spaces has been translated into English! I’ve been asked to proofread the translation and make any changes or corrections I feel are necessary. How strange to be translated into my own language. How wonderful to be translated. Translation is difficult. I’ve translated a few pieces by others and found it difficult to represent their words as theirs and not as mine. I’ve translated a single piece of my own and found that almost harder, though of course I ended up rewriting and adapting more than simply translating.
Now I have to stop myself from drenching the translation in red corrections. Easy, girl, the words already left you, they’ll be fine on their own. But they bear my name! And I didn’t write them! Not exactly. How strange.