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Free translation is a multi-disciplinary exhibition showcasing international works generated from an open call to incarcerated people, ex-convicts, and anyone affected by imprisonment. What you are experiencing is the online version of the Free Translation exhibition, which premiered at MAA-tila in Helsinki from November 15-29, 2018 as part of Prison Outside #2.

The open call for artworks is ongoing and open to all ages. This exhibition makes use of the translation process as we interact and create new artworks in the gallery space and online. Your works on view will encourage the audience to prompt dialogue, inspire thoughts, and creatively activate the space. Your voice is heard and recognized.

Your artistic contribution is very much appreciated. Works can be emailed to info@prisonspace.org or mailed to:

Free Translation
℅ Pixelache
Kaasutehtaankatu 1
00580 Helsinki
Finland

On the online gallery under each picture there is the possibility for you to interpret or comment on that piece. It can be in text, visual, or video format. Your translations and interpretations inspires more thoughts, feelings, and perspectives to be shared and to be sparked.

Prison Outside is centred on the subjects of imprisonment, justice, and the role of the arts in the relationships between people in prisons and people outside. We are interested in perceptions of incarcerated people and ex-convicts in the society, and how we can break the stereotypes and support each other. We focus on artistic practices, be it prisoners’ own initiatives or designed educational projects that promote self-expression, solidarity and communication between people of all walks of life. We also offer a platform for production of artistic projects related to imprisonment, currently with a focus on Finland and Russia.

To keep up to date on Free Translation happenings, please check www.translationisdialogue.org, www.prisonspace.org and https://www.facebook.com/prisonspace.

Prison Outside has been continuously supported by Kone Foundation.

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Free Translation is a continuously growing online gallery that exhibits art by people affected by incarceration. The viewer’s contributed interpretation to the works exhibited open dialogue and unknown perspectives to be revealed.

You are welcome to submit a piece of work by emailing Arlene Tucker at info@prisonspace.org. Please state the title of the piece, your name or pseudonym, and date. You are free to use any medium that best expresses your idea. It is also possible to submit artwork via post.

Free Translation is a collaborative initiative between Translation is Dialogue and Prison Outside. Keep informed of happenings by visiting www.translationisdialogue.org and www.prisonspace.org.

Please note that the artist is responsible for posting the artworks to be included in the exhibition. By sending us your artworks you give consent to putting them on Prison Space and Translation is Dialogue websites, social media outlets, and including them in the exhibition in Helsinki and online. If for any reason, you wish to be anonymous, please state that clearly. We reserve a right to exhibit a selected number of works.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your artwork!

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Jyrki Heikkinen - Imagination is a gate and will is a threshold stone. Mielikuvitus on portti ja tahto on kynnyskivi., 2019
Veli-Matti Lehikoinen - Prison Gardener, 2019

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Pedro Bericat - Letter from Spain/ Kirje Espanjasta, 2018

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Hämärän-ukko - Pässin sarvet, 2018

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Hämärän-ukko - Ruskan-Aikaa, 2018

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Hämärän-ukko - Sinulle, 2018

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Hämärän-ukko - Partakoski, 2018

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Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России. - Comic from Russia, 2019
Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России. - Words and pictures, 2019

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Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России. - Words and Image, 2019
Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России. - Words and Image, 2019

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Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России. - Words and Image, 2019

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Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России. - Words and Image, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2017

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  • Anastasia says:

    Russian to English translation:
    ” Me
    I got out of prison
    * meeting my close ones
    * how I look
    * studies
    * work *family, children
    * get married beautifully”

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2017

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2017

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  • Anastasia Artemeva says:

    Resources:
    1.My own power: being positive, organised, firm, confident.
    2. My family and friends.
    3.FAITH
    4. Girl with a strong personality. – This lady will not get pushed around!


    1. Mortgage (If you don’t pay, your apartment can be taken away)
    2. Loan (but you must pay it back on time)
    3. Personal savings
    4. Equipment (we have a sewing machine)
    5. Time (an opportunity to focus on your business)
    6. Sew at home
    7. Support from the government
    8. Internet

    Time changes our world

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Collages made together with young women in a correctional facility in Russia, in a workshop by Kseniya Vasilieva, Master's students in MSUPE. Мастер - класс Ксении Васильевой, магистранта МГППУ. Девичья воспитательная колония. - Collage, 2019

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Juha Hilpas - Chrome Toilet 2, 2018

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Juha Hilpas - Chrome Toilet 1, 2018

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Anonymous - Untitled,

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Anonymous - Chasing September Dreams,

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Michael MacDomhnaill - Wavesweeper,

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Michael A. McDonald - Spring at the Opera House,

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Michael MacDomhnaill - Eamhlain Macha,

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Anonymous - Untitled, Thinking of You,

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TBen - God go with you,

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Anonymous - The Museum of Misery,

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Michael A. McDonald - Night Fishing,

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Michael A. McDonald - Dolphin,

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Let it Out in Moscow - Untitled, 10.2018

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  • Arlene Tucker says:

    Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России.

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Mixed media, 2015

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Mixed media, 2015

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Letter, 2015

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Mixed media, 2015

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Mixed media, 2015

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Mixed media, 2015

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Richmond City Justice Center students - Mixed media, 2015

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Eugene - Comic, 2015

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Wells - Comic, 2015

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Minna Hint - Jailbird, 2009

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- I always wanted to go to Paris, France (Cell),

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Alexa Hoyer - I always wanted to go to Paris, France (Cell), 2005

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Antonio - Comic, 2015

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Daniel - Comic, 2015

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Guy - Comic, 2015

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Norm - Comic, 2015

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Sam - Comic, 2015

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Wells - Portrait, 2015

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  • Arlene Tucker says:

    Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России.

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Eugene - Portrait, 2015

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Guy - Portrait, 2015

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Norm - Self-portrait, 2015

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Sam - Self-portrait, 2015

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Adrielle Pittman - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Andrew Winn - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Angel Gutierrez - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Brandon - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Bruce Fowler - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Cirese - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Cuong Tran - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Daniel - Future IDs, 2017-18

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E Bergen - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Emiliano - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Felix Miranda - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Gustavo - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Jarred - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Jonte - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Lily - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Luis - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Lumumba - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Invisible Neighbours - Favourite recipes from men in Helsinki prison, 2015

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Todd A. Hollfelder - Fishbowl,

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  • Arlene Tucker says:

    Translation made with Mikhail Agafonov’s group on his visit to correctional facility for young female offenders in Russia. Интерпретация, выполненная на мастер-классе Михаила Агафонова в девичьей воспитательной колонии в России.

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Todd A. Hollfelder - I Tried,

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  • Arlene Tucker says:

    I let things flow naturally from my mind through my hand onto the paper. This is what I was thinking about, imagining, feeling.

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Todd A. Hollfelder - Are You Confused?,

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Todd A. Hollfelder - NOLA 1950 Krewe of Yuga- Mardi Gras,

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Todd A. Hollfelder - Calavera #3,

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Michael Griggs - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Stan Bey - Future IDs, 2017-18

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Kirn Kim - Future IDs, 2017-18

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D. Ashton - The Wormhole, June 2011

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D. Ashton - Red Robin,

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D. Ashton - The Discovery,

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D. Ashton - 1940’s, 2004

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D. Ashton - 1970’s, 2004

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Aaron - Future IDs, 2017

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Limerick Prison - Sculpture Trail at Limerick Prison, 2018

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C. Alden - Triptych III, 2017

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C. Alden - Triptych II, 2017

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Carole Alden - Triptych I, 2017

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  • Jyrki Heikkinen

    Imagination is a gate and will is a threshold stone.
    Mielikuvitus on portti ja tahto on kynnyskivi.

    Materials: Common reed, Indian ink
    Tarvikkeet: Järviruoko, muste

    2019

  • Anonymous says:

    She is walking free out of the door into the night, the opposite time of day as in the original. She is unchained, walking courageously and proudly out. The bars are behind her and the path into the future goes towards the sky.

  • Arlene Tucker says:

    The seasons pass by. Time either moves very fast or very slowly when you are in jail. I can only imagine. The weather must feel so different from where you are.

  • Arlene Tucker says:

    On the other side

  • anonymous says:

    I feel like this piece shows the body and soul die slowly and mercilessly and rot in jail while the prisoners only joy is to get see the beautiful world, so nature.

    Furthermore, I think it in a way portrays that fact that people who are free take basic things we see everyday like trees and the sky and fresh air very and just sort of disregard them.

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Daniel - Portrait, 2018

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