In Another Tongue was a creative response to Angelica Mesiti’s exhibition In the Round. The event takes its lead from the exhibition’s celebration of different forms of communication: thinking across divides, borders, cultures, languages and even species. In the spirit of Mesiti’s exhibition, music will provide a means of extending voices, thoughts and information.
Short talks and provocations by academics from across the University of Edinburgh were interspersed with musical reflections by Musicians in Exile - a group of asylum-seeking and refugee musicians living in Glasgow. From evolutionary science, political ecologies, migration studies, translation, anthropology and music, In Another Tongue was an expansive, thought-provoking evening, exploring the limits of what it means to communicate.
In Another Tongue was a collaboration between Talbot Rice Gallery and Dr. Laura Harris (Sociology), supported by an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-22.
The event included the launch of the new Angelica Mesiti catalogue. This beautiful book, showcasing the works in In The Round and published by Edinburgh University Press, is available to order now: click here for more information and to buy now.
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