|Ash Keating, Label Land, 2009, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival|
Whilst we're crossing cultures, languages or even mediums, nothing can ever translate wholly and fully. When we write words, they never sound the same as the time they are spoken. Visiting a country cannot possibly touch on being a perminent resident. And so the story of the gaps within intended translation form. Hans George Gadamer articulates, “The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication.” This notion has shaped the essence for this year’s Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Art Exhibition, titled 'Gaps Amid Translation'. The call for entries is out and before we know it the call will be coming to an end. HRAFF warmly invites established artists to submit their work for the potential for involvement in the 2012 exhibition. An honour exists within this exalted opportunity to take part in a festival that promotes such social equality, knowledge and education within the arts and film worlds. Artists can apply until the Thursday 22 December. Not an artist? There are still plentiful ways to tip your toe in HRAFF experience. They’re always seeking dedicated and passionate volunteers to work with and there will be a bundle and a half of events, programs and other bits and bobs to see, do and engage with during the festival itself, 12 – 27 May 2012. A fortnight to highlight in next year's calendar we think.