Deaf Poetry: saying everything without speaking
Here, hands don’t beat the drum. Instead the drum speaks with its hands, projected onto its skin. They interact and create poems in sign language, specially for the deaf/hearing impaired, because the drum has acquired the expressive and prosodic gestures of deaf poets.
This creation was made within the framework of CIGALE research project, supported by Labex Arts H2H with its partners: Paris 8 University laboratories INRéV and SFL (Structures Formelles du Langage), and the CNSAD (Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique de Paris).
Interactive installation – 2015
Chu-Yin Chen, Dimitrios Batras, Jean-François Jégo