Translating the Deaf Self 2018

Rubbena was commissioned for the Translating the Deaf Self project and was artist in residence in London (Deafplus, Whitechapel) and Manchester (Manchester Deaf Centre).


Working with a deaf community who are migrants and immigrants who have moved to the Western world,they shared their stories of having to learn a new language, and adapt to a new culture.


Their experience of being translated often leaves them feeling uncertain about what is being said, and lacking confidence to ask for clarification when translations are unsuccessful in bridging cultural divides.

Community Workshop in Manchester

July 2018

Deafplus White Chapel London

June 2018

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