When a group of visual artists (various media) explore the work of four professional (British) sign language poets, what emerges?
The People of the Eye collective is charged with developing artworks in response to a given set of sign poems. Some of the artists are fluent in British Sign Language, one is a native of a foreign sign language, a few have some basic sign skills, whilst most have no previous knowledge of sign languages or deaf communities whatsoever.
Their responses to the challenge – practices, reflections and insights – are feeding into the first doctoral research study in the world to use this methodology to investigate this subject. Read more about this and Kyra’s other projects.