Signs for LONELY
Definition: affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; sad because one has no friends or company.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
ASL digit written and contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
The video art is called "Lone Poetry: a visual poem" (2006) which explored a concept of writing and poetry.
Artist statement: "In relation to the theory of complementarity or Derridean hinge, this work flips the sides between image and word, and between visuality and textuality." That is, my aim was to put English word into image and ASL into word to deconstruct the association of ASL with "sign".
The story behind the creation of this video and idea was that during my MFA year, I went to a few university libraries in hope to find some inspiration for my work. I checked the poetry section for books on sign language poetry. None. Telling myself, I had to be a source of innovation and inspiration to myself (meaning more effort).