A Global Stage: Sign Language Artistic Production and Festivals in International Conte

Autor/a: SCHMITT, Pierre
Año: 2015
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


For the past five years, I have been exploring different spaces of a “global stage.” From digital social media to parties at festivals, from backstages to rehearsals, from late-night discussions in apartments to public speeches in theaters, I have followed members of an international signing art community. As an anthropologist, I have utilized a model of multi-sited and itinerant ethnography to figure out how the “net works” and looked at each specific festival as a temporary setting that could bring a better understanding of sign language arts festivals as a global phenomenon. While I have been identifying networks, this community has progressively appeared as a web of relations, with signing festivals as knots where its members gather. In this chapter I describe artistic festival settings as international deaf spaces and provide an overview of these artistic networks—how they are built and created, how they work, how they are reassembled over time, and how they expand to other networks—and I focus on to what extent both festivals and these networks are intertwined with local organizations and spaces, their pasts and presents.

En: Friedner, M. y Kusters, A. (2015): It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters, pp. 15-23.