"What is to translate? The ideal translation is utopian since it requires the recovery of the original text. But in the field of language, the translation operates in a way that does not support return. The idea is simple: take all the productions of language and make a long chain out of it, possibly infinite, of zeros and ones. Now add a zero and a comma to the beginning to form an expression whose value is a umber between 0 and 1. As a consequence, all the texts written by all men in all languages, including those which will be written in the future, are summarized in a cut, a notch in a piece of wood. The secret lies in finding the right place; otherwise, decoding is impossible."
Pablo Amster (from the Prologue to the exhibition "Traslaciones")