91 Automatic Translations

This is a group project, along with Mafalda Cintra and Sara Jorge,
that consists in listing all the languages available for translation
in the online page of Google Translator.

The concept was developed
and supported on the notion
of translation – the act of translating – and on the reflection of the possibilities of automatic translation, based on Karl
Marx’s ideas about exchange.

“Ideas do not exist separately from language. Ideas which have first
to be translated out of their mother tongue into a foreign language
in order to circulate, in order
to become exchangeable, offer
a somewhat better analogy; but the analogy then lies not in the language, but in the foreign quality of language.” (Gundrisse, Karl Marx)

project blog:
http://91automatictranslations.tumblr.com/