Ground Control

Mis en Scène

Lost in Translation

Clapping Twins

Work // Lost in Translation

Alex Julyan & Bill Gilonis

lost in translation

This book is about twenty second - hand objects that became the subject of an unusual experiment. Its authors: Alex Julyan, an artist in London, and Bill Gilonis, a musician based in Zurich decided to use the geographical distance between them to ask the question: “What happens when the processes of observation and drawing which are usually concurrent, are undertaken by two people living different places?”. A process was devised whereby the selection of each object was made through a chance operation. The object was translated into a description in one country, and the description translated into drawing in another.

© Alex Julyan & Bill Gilonis

Design by Toby Montague

Photographs by Jo Crowther

 
grid and dice
   

container

   
container
   

unappealing

unappealing
   
   

handmade

handmade
   
bear
   

with moving parts

with moving parts
   
moving parts

Lost in Translation - 2009