Nina Thomas: Silence

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Silence (2020) by Nina Thomas explores silence, deaf experience, and language. It includes references to Alexander Graham Bell, and oralism – an approach to education which assumes speech to be superior to sign language and which forces deaf children to lip read and speak rather than sign.

Silence is commissioned by LUX as part of a new ongoing series exploring access in artists’ moving image.

Read an interview with Nina Thomas, conducted by Benjamin Cook here.

A collage of a face, abstract patterns and letters is projected on a certain and distorted by the contour of drapes.
Silence, Nina Thomas, 2020


Nina Thomas

8 minutes 35 seconds


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