Translating the Deaf Self
Dates:1 – 3 Dec 2018
Address: Spitalfields Arts Market
Open: 10am – 5pm daily
Louise’s residency took place at Royal Association for the Deaf People (RAD) in Essex.
For Translating the Deaf Self, I am honoured to work with the people at the Romford Deaf Club. I photographed them talking about their lives and their experiences of using an interpreter, and asked them to write a few words taken from what they told me. I knew that writing is often uncomfortable for deaf people, but wanted the finished pieces to look at different forms of language. I have then put together the photographs, the scraps of writing, and pieces of paper taken from the British Legion where the Club meets to make a portrait of communication and environment’