Joseph Grigely

Year and place of birth: 1956, Longmeadow (Massachusetts, US) Location: Chicago (Illinois, US)

Joseph Grigely, who has been deaf since the age of ten, explores language and communication. He has studied the art of conversation between deaf and hearing people. The starting point for his installations is his personal archive, which contains remnants of discussions with people who can hear. This can include scribbles on serviettes, small drawings, photos of hands in the act of writing, and half-smoked cigarettes. He uses these residual elements to shape everyday discussions and encounters in a conceptual way.

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