Collaborative Work by Karin Davis and Summer Ventis
In these collaborative pieces, we translate texts, word by word, into color maps. In our individual bodies of work, we deal with interpretation of the physical landscape. As we collaborate over distance, language becomes the landscape that we share. Each map consists of our individual interpretations of a text, facing each other as mirror-images, with Summer's interpretation on the left and Karin's on the right. This mirroring draws attention to the translation process as an attempt to see the text, ourselves, and each other.