We are collecting expressions of truth to share with the AG Bell Assoc. and the broader public. Nancy Rourke shares her truth via her De’VIA work entitled “The Hearing Test Room,” which has familiar objects that many of us who endured sitting in that setting will recall. Nancy includes images and symbols to indicate how Bell’s influence on Deaf lives and psyche was and is ever present.
NOTE: several Deaf literary and visual artists have created works around the Hearing test and many folks talk of the freaky monkey, clown, and bears used in the audiology lab (still used to today folks and i found out they are international – used in audiology labs across the globe – geez why dont they ever consult with us cuz if they did we’d say #uck no – dont put those things in that room – talk about triggering nightmares).
———–Nancy Rourke’s Art Letter to AG Bell —————