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Reading the City: Wellington

Single-channel video installation
Duration: 9'59"
2011

 

 

In this work that is an extension of A Practice of City Guide: Auckland, I continue with my exploration of the logical transitions of language fractures in different places and cultures. In the video, a friend of mine and I recited some information regarding Wellington found on Wikipedia and translated using Google's translation system. The reading performance of illogical sentences in this work exposes a wide variety of information transfer mistakes and misinterpretations about what Wellington looks like in the middle of the night.