Child Translators in the Spotlight


The social artists collective Moving Arts Project documented children that are translating for their parents and thus mediate between two worlds. Together, their life-size portraits form the exhibition TransTaalKinderen (Trans Language Children), which will open with a meet-up.

Friday 22 June, the exhibition will officially open with a guided tour and a meet-up for all Amsterdam-based language experts. During the tour, the stories behind the portraits will be told by experts through experience, and by language experts. The exceptional qualities of these children will be highlighted as it will transpire how family interests sometimes collide with societal expectations. Visitors can take a look at the life-size portraits which were taken at the children’s own doors; some of the stories will be brought to life in a theatrical manner. A social drink for visitors and participants, where the phenomenon of child translators will be addressed, will bring the event to a close.