Heather Connelly and Julie Fournier Lévesque


Heather Connelly, a monolingual English speaker and artist and researcher based in Nottingham, UK and Julie Fournier Lévesque, a native French speaker from Québec, Canada, met each other at the first A-i-Translation conference in 2010 and presented solo performances at A-i-T 2012. This year they have collaborated to create a multimedia artwork (audio/visual) that responds to the key themes of the conference – using the key terms translation and being in-between as the ‘framework’, process and material to work with. The work will be created through a process of exchange – of words, ideas, texts and images via the post and internet – mediated through different communication systems across, between and beyond continents (Canada and UK), time-zones (5 hours difference), languages (French and English), work and family commitments, media and art practices (image, sound, text, voice and performance) over the summer months and presented at the conference by their ‘virtual’ selves. They anticipate that there will be a participatory element to the work and look forward to extending their collaborative practice with the delegates.