The central dilemma of Translation and Conversion: A Meditation of the Everyday in Three Parts, exists within the enactment of a series of performances that speak of our desire to celebrate the liminal, repetitious, and hypnotic actions of the quotidian as they unfold within the home. At the same time we’re inviting viewers and participants to question why this historically idealized icon-the home-a witness to generations of collective dreams and desires, has become the site of a stealthy and pervasive anxiety.
How does the notion of home, an architecture of human existence, reflect the social and political policies that shape it? As the media funnels fear into every aspect of contemporary life, is there a space that we can consider private? Is it possible to empower this space by recognizing its unique qualities and therefore its potential? Is home an action or intention?