Seven pieces were created to share insight into the daily occurrences a deaf individual experiences during common situations. Being diagnosed deaf at birth heightened my visual senses in order to acquire language. I hope to shed light on what it's like to be deaf and show how the smallest things often make the biggest impact.
Trim: When the upper lip is concealed by facial hair, it can be difficult to decipher words. Vibes: Music is limited to the vibrations felt and less about the lyrics. Eye Hear You: Relying on vision to observe and interpret content such as body language, facial expressions and spoken communication is critical. Cocktails: The difficulty of lip reading people under dim lighting sources takes away the ease of conversation flow. Point: Group conversations are difficult to interpret. If the topic is direct, following along is easier. Repeat: Quick lip movements are more difficult to lip read. Clear repetitions usually help get the message across. May The Fort Be With You: YouTube captions don't always encode accurately. This leaves out critical elements altogether.
Photo/Video: Adam Howarter and Anna Zorn Co-Prosperity Sphere | Bridgeport, Chicago | 2016