The body language of a camp song and slam poetry is compared to that of American ASL.
Poetry, like any other art form, can be abstract and obscure. I deconstructed my own work, intentionally altering the audience’s experience. It became a visual study instead of an auditory affair. What is lost, what is gained and how does the poem hold up in the new format?
Video works are silent for the first half to better exhibit the similarities and differences.
Camp Song vs. ASL:
Slam Poetry vs. ASL:
Many thanks to:
Shango Los, Ryan Whitney, Max Boschert-Zielsdorf, Jan Klier,
Urban Light Studios, Charlie Rathbun and 4Culture.