I am interested in investigating how my native signed languages contribute to and / or expand our sense of the world and of ourselves. Does this afford us a different type of insight to the written and to speech? Nearly all of what our society fancies it knows or understands about the world is filtered through language. Because of longstanding philosophical biases, signed languages have not been considered with anything approximating the respect that has been freely given to written and spoken communications.
In this new body of work, cutting edge technology merges with the physicality of 35mm into an interrogation of medium, environment, and articulation.
My obsession with language and communication is the momentum behind a body of work including visual art shown in Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona, Istanbul, Paris and London among other places; a book of short stories, Chattering, and a novel, Ismael and His Sisters, both published by Granta; a short film for Film 4, Boat, as writer and director; and work in theatre and dance.
I very much hope you get something from Signs. Thank you sincerely for your interest.
Photography by Steven Fisher.