Whitespace Gallery Edinburgh

Translating the Deaf Self

Dates: 7 – 13 Sept 2018
Address: Whitespace Gallery, 76 East Cross Causeway, Edinburgh, EH8 9HQ

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Opening Times: Sat – Wed 11am – 6pm, Thurs 10am – 4pm

Private View: Friday 7th September, 6pm – 9pm

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Christopher’s residency took place at Deaf Action in Edinburgh.
Christopher started with a blank canvas prior to the residency but had given it a lot of thought and had an idea in mind. Over the two weeks members of the deaf community and the general public took part in ‘drop-in’ sessions where Christopher was able to engage with the participants through discussion, drawings and sculpture with the use of various materials. The participants focused on what ‘Translating the Deaf Self’ meant to them and specifically their feelings, emotions, moods, shape forms and the colours that represent these.

Christopher gained an insight into each individual’s experiences and as the residency progressed each participant formed a piece of the jigsaw that would result in a series of artworks. It was a challenge to compile so many different accounts but he felt the project was worth exploring further and a great opportunity to look in depth at what being ‘translated’ really means to deaf people. Please click Christopher Sacre’s poster to download and share.