Chinese Whispers

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Blown glass

2018

With:

Silvano Signoretto (Italy)

James Devereux (UK)

Hyunsung Cho (S. Korea)

Sibusiso Mhlanga (Swaziland)

Einar + Jamex De La Torre (Mexico)

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'…A game in which a message is passed on, in a whisper, by each of a number of people, so that the final version of the message is often radically changed from the original' – Collins, 2017

Inspired by the childhood game of the same name, Chinese Whispers brings together international glass practitioners through the craft of glassblowing.

Moving between languages and communicating only through email and social media, Dickson uses google translate to forward instructions for the making of an object, written by the preceding artist in the chain. The resulting series of morphing objects highlights the global migration of people, skills and ideas, and that despite advances in communication technologies, information can still be lost in translation.

 

 

 

© 2018 Erin Dickson

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