Slavs & Tatars: Transliterative Tease Lecture Performance

14 Sep 2021
6:30 p.m.
Center for Architecture and Design 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


Slavs & Tatars, still from Transliterative Tease. Photo courtesy of the artists.

As part of the public programming for Hurford Center for the Arts and HumanitiesThe Contest of the Fruits, international artist collective Slavs & Tatars presents the lecture-performance Transliterative Tease.

Dabbling in semantics, phonetics, and theology, Slavs & Tatars explores the potential of transliteration—the conversion of script from one alphabet to another within one language—as a means of resistance and research into identity politics, colonialism, and faith.

The Contest of the Fruits is a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural exhibition and event series, developed through a residency with Slavs & Tatars, that takes inspiration from a 19th-century Muslim text written in Uyghur.

This event is free and open to the public.