Music to My (Deaf) Ears: The Installation Work of Joseph Grigely

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Ann Millett


Artwork, deafness, music


The installations of artist and literary theorist Joseph Grigely compose memories, mannerisms, messages, (mis)communications, and music to explore the perceptions of and interfaces between deaf and non-deaf worlds.  Grigely has been deaf since the age of ten.  His visual and literary works exhibit memory and communication as multi-sensual and fragmented, while they deconstruct stereotypes of deafness.

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