The Language Lab is an experiment with the translation of text. Well-known words; nursery rhymes, fairy stories, pop songs, political speeches, public information etc are translated into foreign languages. When translated back into English, mistakes happen, things get muddled up and bizarre Chinese whispers emerge. The best wrongest bits are edited together and internet image-searches illustrate the new mis-translated text. This time it’s the turn of Poseidon to go through The Language Lab. Expect comedy and weirdness.
“The highlight? Kid Carpet’s riotously funny Language Lab, in which Desperate Dan cartoon captions, song lyrics and even airline safety instructions are fed through internet translation programmes from English to Japanese or whatever and then back again until they emerge as deliciously surreal Chinese whispers…” – Venue Magazine