This project was inspired by a Ted Talks by deaf artist Christine Sun Kim on sign language wherein she discusses sign language and its social relevance (or as she’s coined, currency) in today’s society.
She often compares language to that of the abstract and parallels this idea that sign language is not a linear language but rather highly spatial and inflected like music.
I needed to make sign language seem less daunting.
Our social culture needs to be redefined.
Sign language needs to become more socially relevant - there are so many deaf people living amongst us who cannot connect simply because of a language (sound) barrier.
Create a video that showcases the intricacies and beauty of sign language whilst informing people of the social issues related to deafness.