Country: Ireland
Duration: 14 mins
|35 Seconds
Sound: Stereo
Available Format/s: HD Video: Prores,
Original Format: HD Video
  • Disability
  • Essay
  • Histories
  • Music and sound
  • Politics and protest


A crossed telephone line propels Receiver into a suite of heated and intimate conversations in which we encounter scenes of protest at a university for deaf students, Q&A cross-fire interrogation, vocal confrontations and lip-reading practice.In its various moods the film presents a heady and multi-layered assemblage of Deaf history, drawing on research into The Milan Conference of 1880 which led to a ban on teaching sign language in schools for the deaf. In considering how we both speak and listen, Receiver reveals communication to be a violent and fragile operation.

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