Killing Four Birds With One Arrow
A portrait of Ace Mahbaz, whose mother tongue is sign language. Within the video Ace talks about his use of sign language as actor and performer and demonstrates its creative implementations. “It’s like killing four birds with one arrow“, describes Ace about the possibility of integrating several types of content simultaneously into one single expression in sign language. While alluding to the unique expressiveness of sign language, questions about the impossibilities and deficits of spoken language become raised. Should the concept of language be limited to spoken word or should it be expanded to other forms of expression not included in the norm?
9:03 min, DE 2016/2018