The Evergreen State College 2013. Senior Thesis in Expressive Arts final project.
This animation will be installed as a part of TESC's "On, With and Against" gallery show from May 24th-June 14th 2013.
This is my undergraduate Senior Thesis work, which has been supported and influenced by my participation in TESC’s Video in/and Performance Arts Program with Naima Lowe.
(Best results when experienced through headphones.)
"I have worn hearing aids since the age of three. The first years of my life I could hear nearly nothing and during those years of early development, I attained a heightened attention to visuals and movement. Being raised Hard of Hearing in an aural world, I am trained to use various methods of communication: lip reading, gestures, spoken language, diagrams, written—constantly combining or switching modes in order to receive information. My affinity for animation stems from a need for an expressive, lively and variable language.
Through animation and sound, this work portrays my history as a person who is Hard of Hearing and my subjective methods of communication. This process has generated a wealth of self-discovery. Over the last year, I have been researching my personal history in relation to how I hear and I am discovering my unique sensual biology plays a large role in how I identify myself.
The goal of this animation is to give those who have never needed hearing aids insight to the experience of being Hard of Hearing. I am encouraging viewers to reflect on their own personal past and how their biological perceptions shape their identities."
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