Review: Plastic Animals “Pictures From The Blackout”

The List, February 8 2016

Translation is a slow and torturous process. Given a raw text, it takes painstaking concentration to go through line by line, word by word, and decipher the patterns and systems holding it altogether. There’s often no single point at which a gloss suddenly becomes a translation, no visible click of puzzle pieces fitting together to reveal a whole; rather a sense of increasing understanding about the invisible logic beyond the marks and curves on the paper in front of you.

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