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De'VIA Art Movement

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Danielle Vabner

on 23 April 2013

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De'Via Deaf View/ Image Art De'VIA Art Movement The De'VIA manifesto was produced by 8 Deaf Artists at a 4 day workshop before the Deaf Way arts festival at Gallaudet College in May 1989 Art that represents and expresses cultural and/or physical Deaf experience and perspectives through traditional fields of visual fine arts Often focuses on human features such as eyes, mouths, ears, and hands Dr. Betty G. Miller- painter
Dr. Paul Johnston- sculptor
Dr. Deborah M. Sonnenstrahl- art historian
Chuck Baird- painter
Guy Wonder- sculptor
Alex Wilhite- painter
Sandi Inches Vasnick- fiber artist
Nancy Creighton- fiber artist
Lai-Yok Ho- video artist The Signatories of the
De'Via Manifesto Chuck Baird- Painter (1947-2012) Nancy Rourke- Painter and Graphic Designer Anne Silver (1949- ) "...I was blessed with the native language of art--it enabled me to communicate with the hearing folk long before I acquired other languages."
-Ann Silver Used to educate and make a political statement, as well as a way to overcome discrimination Paintings can show audism, mask of benevolence, linguistic controversy, oralism, mainstreaming, genetic engineering, politics, communication barrier as well as empowerment, ASL, Deaf culture, Deaf Art/Metaphors, Identity, Acceptance, Deaf history & Deafhood Tendency to use contrasting, intense, colors as well as contrasting textures Common to work in human scale and not exaggerate the space around these elements Specifically expressed through visual art De'VIA can be created by hard of hearing or hearing artists if it is done to express their deaf experience (such as a CODA's childhood) This also means that not all deaf artists work in the area of De'VIA
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