In Praise of Opacity: A Collection of Translator's Writings, 2014
Publication, offset print, edition 500, 208 pp, 12 x 20 cm


View of the exhibition 11º Abre Alas, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2015


Published by Werkplaats Typografie / ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Edited and designed by Daniel Frota

Compilation of notes and introductions written by translators on different attitudes towards the level of transparency and authorship of their mediation, as well as the inescapable trade-off they have to face between form and meaning. Fifteen contributors dealing with analogous concerns in their practices, selected pages from their personal libraries, present in the book as facsimile versions.

Contributions by Cecília Costa, Derek Byrne, Daniel Frota, Fred Cave, Lisette Smits, Maria Jimena Sanchez, Mathew Kneebone, Menealos Kouroudis, Miguel Nóbrega, Paul Elliman, Pedro Moraes, Sarah Tripp, Virginie Gauthier, Will Holder and Yana Foqué.