As I mentioned previously, I’m in an ASL/Deaf Lit course and yesterday we talked about personification – how when signing a story the author can personify inanimate objects and express from its perspective. We studied a troupe named Mummenschanz. They started in 1971 withe counter culture movement. They used a lot of junk and made it into crazy props and costumes that emote without having to speak or be of the human form.
It was really fascinating. I want to see more of that notion of expressing humanness without language or words and see what experimental forms can come of it.