Nicky Enright, Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired, 5 min., 2010

This work is technically a video sculpture, but it is also a silent audio work.  Neurologist Oliver Sacks says that imagining sounds is the same as hearing them as far as the brain is concerned.  Therefore I have the viewer’s own brain supply the sounds with the subtitles as a guide.  Drawn from films, these subtitles for the hearing impaired all reference sounds.  This piece continues my experiments with the interconnectedness of image and sound. 

hearing impaired

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