Crafting a multimodal visual essay (screenshots and textual narrative) in the iconography of word processing software on the computer desktop that is my canvas, I examine the extent to which trauma is encoded somatically, and consequently negotiated in the movements and postures of the body. As I testify in actu that communication may advance a resolution from trauma events, I assay the ways in which linguistic signs reflect this embodied process of address and recovery; the significance of a representational lexicon and how the application of a word can describe as well as direct this restoration; and how grammar and metaphor externally express and socially signal a trauma survivor’s internal evolution.
In a word, visual essay, digital, 13 1/4 x 70 1/2 inches, 2014.
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In a word, Panel 1, visual essay, digital, 13 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches, 2014.
In a word, Panel 2, visual essay, digital, 13 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches, 2014.
In a word, Panel 3, visual essay, digital, 13 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches, 2014.
Artworks © 2014 Devon Schiller. All rights reserved.