Mirroring of the sign language on Kafka’s novel “Der Heizer”
The space presented in the literature work is mirrored in the text space of the book. New relations and links come to life and spread through the entire story.
The work is an experiment of typographic and medium realization, with the aim to break up the linearity of texts or stories and to bring them to life in a non-linear way. When I asked myself how to tell a story without hearing the sound of words in one’s head, I started to get interested in the sign language. This language is purely visual, and works in a multidimensional way.
The narrative structure of non-hearing people are significantly different from the one of hearing people. Information is linked via space.
Experiment, Typography, Book
and various examples in textual forms
Concept: Alexander Bönninger
Realization: Alexander Bönninger
Summer semester 2017 Folkwang University of the Arts