Annie Wan Lai-Kuen
Unfolding in Slow Motion
When I am silent, I feel replete; as I open my mouth to speak, I am conscious of emptiness.
– Lu Xun, Wild Grass (1927)
“Emptied of signification”: that is, returning all signification to the circulation of meaning, into the carrying over [transport] that is not a “translation” in the sense of the conservation of one signification (however modified), but “trans-lation” in the sense of a stretching or spreading out [tension] from one origin-of-meaning to another.
– Jean-Luc Nancy, Being Singular Plural (1996)…