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Translation Volume: 8 pages Completed: Jul 2006 Languages: English to Chinese
A speech draft for an academic conference
A speech for the international conference on
"Re-writing Culture: Perspectives via Taiwan," organized by Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica and London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, August 2006.
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting, History, Philosophy
Translation Volume: 9 pages Completed: Mar 2006 Languages: English to Chinese
Translation for museum guidebook of Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Chinese translation for the English guidebook of Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. The contents of the guidebook includes introduction of the museum's histroy and architecture, Peggy Guggenheim and her collection, along with concise descriptions of the artists whose works are displayed in the museum.
Tourism & Travel, History, Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
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Sample translations submitted: 3
English to Chinese: Peggy Guggenheim Collection Guidebook Detailed field: Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Source text - English An enigmatic mood pervades Picasso’s On the Beach (1937) in which a pair of voluminous female figures—each of them apparently adult, one of them perhaps pregnant—play with a toy boat. They seem to be fashioned from recreational carpentry. With all the liberty of the Cubist form language, they are lit by sunlight that falls in all directions (except from below), rendering their body parts even more disjointed and precarious than their loose agglomeration suggests. The ambiguous male figure that watches them from the horizon may equally be menacing or protective, near or far. The pale shading and the translucency of the color give this scene an airy seaside spaciousness.
Translation - Chinese 謎樣的氛圍瀰漫在畢卡索的沙灘上(1937)，肥大的女性身影──兩位很顯然都是成年人，而其中一位可能是孕婦──在把玩著一艘玩具船。她們的形體像是木製玩具。藉由立體派所賦予的自由語彙，陽光從四面八方(除了下方以外)灑落在她們身上，使得她們猶如凝塊一般七拼八湊而成的身體各個部位顯得更不相互連貫而且更不穩定。從海平線上注視著她們的男性高深莫測，他可以同時是危險人物，也可能是守護者，或遠或近。黯淡的光影，以及半透明的色彩，都賦予這個景象一種海邊輕飄飄的廣闊感。
English to Chinese: Huun-Huur-Tu Intro Detailed field: Music
Source text - English “We do not have plans or strategies for taking our music anywhere, we go wherever the music takes us” – these words of Sayan Bapa, one of the founders of Huun-Huur-Tu, aptly describe the relationship of the band with the music it plays. You don’t listen to Huun-Huur-Tu, it leads you…
It leads you to vast steppes, green meadows, thick forests, misty mountains, and crystal rivers of Tuva, small Central Asian country of 300,000 people; part of the Russian Federation; located in Southern Siberia, on the border with Mongolia. In a capital city of Tuva, Kyzyl, there is a monument standing in the geographical center of Asia. Huun-Huur-Tu’s music comes from the center of Asia and takes us to the origins, the center of out human history and prehistory
Huun-Huur-Tu's music is built around throat-singing, a technique that allows a singer to sing two, sometimes even three, tones at the same time. According to paleo-musicologists, throat-singing is the most ancient form of music-making known to human beings. ...
Translation - Chinese “我們並沒有為我們的音樂訂出一個明確的方向。音樂到哪裡，我們就去哪裡。”Huun-Huur-Tu的創團成員之一薩楊‧巴帕如是說。你並不是在聆聽Huun-Huur-Tu，而是它在引導你…
English to Chinese: Rewriting Art in Taiwan
Source text - English In 1984 the first museum dedicated to modern art opened its gates in Taiwan. The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, until today the most important museum for modern and contemporary art in Taiwan, has paved the way for the development of contemporary art on the island unlike any other space, but it has also encountered significant problems.
I would like to reflect on some of the scandals involving the museum, especially those that occurred in the museum’s early years. I will argue that they are not so much a question of the actual people involved but instead point to a general conflict right at the heart of modernity and modern art.
From the notion of the aesthetised object inside the secular space created by the modern museum, I will go on to analyze the drive to universalism in some of the Taiwanese National Pavilions in Venice, applying especially the notion of the corporeal gaze and the “enslaved sovereign, observed spectator” in Foucault’s “Order of Things”. At the end, I will use some of the Taiwanese National Pavilions in Venice after the turn of the millennium, especially curator Wang Chia-chi’s “Specter of Freedom” in 2005, to turn to the question of globalisation, and propose a reading of globalisation that is quite similar to the process of secularisation at the beginning of modernity.
This article is therefore a tour de force through two decades of Taiwanese contemporary art, which is motivated mainly by a theoretical concern, but which tries also to discover an internal logic to this development. This article makes a particular attempt to look for the driving force of this development not in the political process from the lifting of Martial Law to democratisation and the search for a new identity, but rather in a tension inherent to modernity.
Translation - Chinese 1984年台灣第一座專為現代藝術而設立的美術館開啟了它的大門。直至今日仍是台灣現代和當代藝術最重要的美術館，台北市立美術館為台灣的當代藝術發展鋪設了一條前所未有的大道，但是也在過程中遭遇了許多值得關切的問題。
從現代美術館所營造的世俗性空間中的被美學化的物品(aesthetised object)這個觀點出發，我會繼續分析歷屆威尼斯雙年展台灣館的全面主義(universalism)趨勢，並把特別把傅柯(Foucault)在物之秩序(the Order of Things)一書中提出的「實體的凝視」(corporeal gaze)以及「被奴役的君王、被觀看的觀眾」(enslaved sovereign, observed spectator)等概念應用在我的分析之中。最後，我會利用幾座千禧年後的威尼斯雙年展台灣館，尤其是策展人王嘉驥2005年的《自由的幻象》，來轉而討論全球化的問題，並提議以近似現代初期的世俗化過程的角度來解讀全球化議題。
Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2006.
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, I am an English-Traditional Chinese translator/interpreter with over 15 years of experience. I hold a BA in Arabic language and literature and had previously studied in the graduate program of Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University in New York City, NY. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of well-known international companies as well as artists, curators and performers.
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