Dr. Paddy Ladd explained that we only have a few years left to build a mountain so that the waves of Oralism do not crash upon our shores and wipe away the People of the Eye Hand.
In giving a presentation at the Olathe, Kansas De’VIA retreat in July 2013 we see how a 2nd wave of De’VIA is emerging to combat the 2nd wave of Oralism. De’VIA stands for DEaf View/ Image Art, which is art about the Deaf experience. The term was coined in 1989. We are mighty mighty mighty fortunate to have so many truth seekers who are visual artists. They make the invisible visible.
Note – i didnt really present – i mostly compiled all the images together and clicked some video clips and added commentary here and there. Mostly it was the artists themselves sharing about their work, pov, and thoughts and feelings that truly gave the presentation
If you wish to reproduce any of the images in the PDF – contact the artists for permission to use.
De’VIA retreat 2013 for webpdf (may take a bit of time to load – as it has so many images)
The retreat, gala, and festival in Olathe were amazing. will try to post more about it next week. Regret i dont have images of Chester K. paintings that he shared with us before the presentation. would love to add those here.