Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Eye Your Ear
Thailand, 2021

Artists' Moving Image, Focus Thailand,
Directed by
Jeanne Penjan Lassus
Running time
9 min mins

A young deaf woman tells us of her first experience going to the cinema. Ensues a poetic exploration of Thai Sign Language and its imagined affinities with film.

“Eye Your Ear” takes as a starting point how we develop our imagination and the ways we relate through language. The film explores the poetic possibilities of non-vocal languages, focusing on Thai Sign Language. Conjuring the notions of illusion, frames of narration and projected images, ‘Eye Your Ear” plays with possible parallels and affinities between film and Sign Language. The film experiments with the blurred territory of gestures that signify and suggest, and underlines the tactile quality of our eyes.

Director Bio

Jeanne Penjan Lassus’ works draw from her interest in sensory perceptions and porosity of spaces and beings, taking acute attention to one’s own environment as a central work process. Through film, video installation, photography and writing, she is interested in creating sensory experiences from fragments that unfold in their own temporalities, reflecting on how our bodies sense, move and extend into space.

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