The Translinguistic Other is the ineffable and mysterious source of experience itself. It is that which notoriously eludes our ability to codify it in language, yet reveals itself unceasingly in all sorts of places, depending on who we are and how we look for it.
This blog is written and maintained by Emily Pothast, who makes no claims at being any sort of expert on the ineffable but is nonetheless a huge fan. Topics center on the overlapping domains of creativity, belief and ritual, nature and culture, with an emphasis on documenting, discussing and promoting art that addresses these issues.
Emily is a multimedia visual artist, musician, curator and essayist based in Seattle, WA. She was born in Iowa, spent her formative years in Texas, and studied psychology and philosophy before receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2005. As a vocalist, she fronts the band Midday Veil and is half of the experimental installation/performance duo Hair and Space Museum. In November 2009, she began releasing music under the imprint Translinguistic Other Recordings (co-founded with partner/bandmate David Golightly) and in August 2011 she began curating visual art events at TaRLA Transdimensional Art Portal.
Emily has contributed content to such publications as The Stranger, La Especial Norte and Rivet Magazine. She has exhibited artwork and/or participated in multimedia performances at a variety of venues including The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery, NEPO House and Grey Gallery and Lounge.
Freelance inquiries/death threats/financial scams: emilypothast (at) gmail (dot) com.
Press for Translinguistic Other:
I love Emily Pothast’s new art blog, titled Translinguistic Other and subtitled, “harmonies. hierophanies. beatific visions.” … Verbally polyglot and thriving at the margins, she’s impossible to sum up but a pleasure to read.
– Seattle P-I art critic Regina Hackett, on her blog Art to Go.
strikingly intelligent … Bookmark this woman!
– The Stranger art critic Jen Graves, on the Slog.
a really bizarre blog…
– Julie Sadler, Collage Clearinghouse.