Translating Each Other: Irene de la Torre ↔ Lauren Moya Ford

Irene de la Torre and Lauren Moya Ford met by chance in Madrid at the end of 2015. Both are transplants to the capital (de la Torre is from Mallorca and Moya Ford is from Texas) and in 2018 they created Editorial Froitas.

As part of their creative partnership they have translated one another’s work; de la Torre writes in Spanish, and Moya Ford in English. La isla rural – The Rural Island, an excerpt of which is produced here, is a farewell to rural Mallorcan life. Over the course of a few afternoons, de la Torre sat with her mother, looking at photo albums from her childhood in Mallorca. While the author had initially intended to make up a new story out of what her mother recounted, she ultimately wrote down her mother’s words, only slightly modified.

Ocean Air – Aire del océano is an artist’s book by Moya Ford based on her experiences in Gran Canaria, where she completed an artist residency in the fall of last year.

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