artists & participants
-- Press Release:
The exhibition Gesture Sign Art. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture presents art forms operating at the interface of deaf and hearing culture. It showcases works by artists who take as their point of departure various systems of language and communication, consciously working with their differences, similarities and specificities. The body is the first boundary we encounter as individuals. Hence the exhibition begins with the body, followed by the language of the body and its abstractions. The works represented in the show are by artists whose practices revolve around sound, music, speech, sign language, signs, written language and their inherent artistic potential. Unknown, nameless art forms enter the stage by means of signs, gestures, sounds and interactions. The boundaries between dance, performance, music, language, literature and painting begin to shift.