Contemporary art speaks Irish Sign Language


Valerie Mahon responding to an artwork by Kelly Ratchford

Activity for ISL users and learners:
Have paper and pencil at hand and draw your own quick response after watching the video.
Watch a second time and make a second more elaborate drawing.
Try adding some colours.
Try adding two elements that are not mentioned in the signing.
Give a title to your drawing, in Irish Sign Language or in any other language.
Pass on your drawing to another person to describe.
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