Mirorring the narrative structure of sign language on text
In “Der Heizer Simultaneous narrative”, simultaneous events or trains of thought are presented on the same level, simultaneously.
The work is an experiment of typographic and medium realization. The aim is 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. In the spoken language, we mainly have acoustic information, whereas in the sign language, the face, mouth, gestures, form and position of the hands, speed and body posture are all crucial for the statement. Information is communicated simultaneously.
The narrative structure of non-hearing people is significantly different from the one of hearing people. I try to apply these alternative differences to reading a text and I have opted for the modalities of the sign language.
Experiment, Typography, Book
and various examples in textual forms
Concept: Alexander Bönninger
Realization: Alexander Bönninger
Summer semester 2017 Folkwang University of the Arts