At the People of the Handeye place we are sharing some art by De^ARTivists in the #agbellLies truth campaign – click the top banner here and scroll down for past entries on this topic. today’s entry features De’VIA Surdist (artists / creators who make works about the Deaf experience) Ellen Mansfield. Some of these works are still available for purchase – feel free to visit her website for more artworks and info. http://www.ellenmansfield.com/
see individual links below each artwork explaining each piece.
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Ellen Mansfield holding up a Life Magazine with a childhood photograph of herself in speech therapy with a giant ear, which she has written over. Many Deaf children are used as “poster children” to propagate the wonders of oralism. this image was used for the #liesagbelltoldmyparents campaign. The image was made into a banner and has been used in peaceful protests. Truths keep being told.
Ellen Mansfield is a survivor of reign of oralism – AG Bell Assoc. and co. proselytizing of an unholy regime of oral / aural only upbringing and anti-ASLism. Her art also is a visual testimony of other victims and survivors of the 1st and 2nd wave of oralism via AG Bell and Co.
Lock down Volta Lab and Bureau by Ellen Mansfield
Trumpeter and Fish squealed by Ellen Mansfield
Let me have American Sign Language by Ellen Mansfield
Bell Trumpeter by Ellen Mansfield
Bell Misophonia Syndrome by Ellen Mansfield