Rozsypne. The (Virtual) Reality of a Forgotten War
Studio ZZZAP created a virtual reality installation inspired by the work of our guest author Lisa Weeda. The Dutch-Ukrainian author wrote the monologue of Nina, an elderly lady who goes about her daily business in a war zone. Nina spends much time in her cellar where she is saved from the shelling that takes place at night. She loves sunflowers. The project portrays the reality of ordinary people caught up in a conflict and it is also a critical response to the often one-sided reporting on Eastern Ukraine in the Western media.
The installation will be presented in Brussels on 29 March 2019. In Sheffield, we have the privilege of a ‘sneak preview’ when Lisa Weeda talks about Rozsypne, her other literary work and her Ukrainian heritage on 28 February, in Jessop West G.03 at 5pm. All welcome.
Sheffield's Contribution to Rozsypne
Sheffield students play a modest part in the project too. It is their translation into English that will open this important installation for an international audience. In collaboration with students at University College London and Nottingham, they are currently working on the translation of Nina's monologue and Weeda’s text Indexen van verwijtbaarheid. Jonathan Reeder is the literary translator who offers (online) professional guidance to our students.
The visit of the Guest Author and the Translation Project are kindly supported by the Dutch Language Union, Dutch Foundation for Literature and deBuren, Flemish-Dutch House of Culture in Brussels.
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