Animal Motifs: Videos

 

Animal Motifs
(Performed by students at Indiana School for the Deaf.
Filmed, edited, and directed by Tiffany Hoglind)

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Bee

Bee

Affirmative: Deaf community / collective / communal  (i.e.bee hives), bees cannot hear (Deaf)

Explanation:  motif explained by ZaniBelle Hoglind

click pdf link below to see Bee motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdf-bee-motif-devia-animals-2016

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Birds

 Birds

Affirmative: acceptance, freedom, peacemaker (dove), victory, ASL/signing, warning (black bird – raven)

Resistance: parroting (parrot copying speech), caged bird, broken wings, no freedom, no ASL

Explanation:  motif explained by Sophia Wascher, Soleil Wheeler, and ZaniBelle Hoglind

click pdf link below to see Bird motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdf-bird-motif-devia-animal-2016

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Butterfly and Cocoon

Butterfly and Cocoon

Affirmative:  Deaf metamorphosis, evolution, journey, Deafhood, freedom, growth, happiness, thrive

Examples: see works listed https://deviacurr.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/day10motifbutterflyaffirmative.pdf

Explanation:  motif explained by Gianna Wheeler

click pdf link below to see Butterfly motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
butterfly-motif-devia-animals-2016

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Cow

Cow/Bull

Resistance:  negative experience. Idol, Moloch, A.G.Bell

Explanation:  motif explained by Seanna Baird

click pdf link below to see Cow motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
revpdf_cowmotif_deviaanimal2016

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Crab

 Crab

Resistance: Crab theory – pulling others down to try to prevent them from raising to the top.

Explanation:  motif explained by Jacob Mahoney

click pdf link below to see Crab motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
revpdf_crabmotif_deviaanimal2016

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Dog

Dog

Affirmative: bonding, family’s dog

Resistance: passive, submissive, dinner table syndrome or 2 dogs conflict

Explanation:  motif explained by Nicholle Bradach

click pdf link below to see Dog  motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdf_dogmotif_deviaanimal2016

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Elephant

Elephant

Resistance: A.G. Bell, Audism, Oralism, “Elephant in the Room” (something big and obvious but everyone avoids talking about it or challenging/confronting/changing it)

*Note: At the end of the video, the De’VIA art, “Follow Me” revealed by Tiffany Hoglind is not a resistance art. Turning the motif from the resistance category into liberation thus making it affirmative, the artwork is ironically a good advocate for deaf communities to stand up and fight through unity for deaf children’s education rights of ASL usage.

Explanation:  motif explained by Sarah Walton

click pdf link below to see Elephant  motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
revvpdf_elephantmotif_deviaanimal2016

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Fireflies

Fireflies

Affirmative:  light, hope, freedom, collectivity, magic is believing – anything is possible, passion

Resistance: trapped, captured, squashed, language deprivation (ASL)

Explanation:  motif explained by ZaniBelle Hoglind

click pdf link below to see Fire Flies  motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdffireflies-motif-devia-animals-2016

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Fish

Affirmative:  Deaf Identity, Communicative underwater, silence

Resistance:  took by fishing hooks, fish out of water, stuck in a fish bowl being watched and alone, duality / separation of two worlds

Examples: see works listed https://deviacurr.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/day-2-fish-part-1.pdf
https://deviacurr.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/day-2-fish-part-2-2.pdf
https://deviacurr.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/day-2-fish-part-3.pdf

Explanation:  motif explained Rocco Bauer

click pdf link below to see Fish motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdffish-motif-devia-animals-2016

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Hamster

Hamster/Mouse/Rat/Guinea Pig

Resistance: experimentation subject, used in a scientific study – similarly to who Deaf children are studied and experimented at times

Explanation:  motif explained by ZaniBelle Hoglind

click pdf link below to see Rat / Hamster / Mouse / Guinea Pig motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
mouse-hamster-devia-animal-motif-pdf

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Monkey

Monkey

Resistance: Audiology lab, cochlear implant mascot, primitive stage of evolution/social Darwinism

Explanation:  motif explained by Gabrielle Majeri

click pdf link below to see Monkey motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdfmonkey-devia-challenge

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Moth

Moth

Affirmative: Beings that need light, Deaf people interacting together in well-lighted places.

Examples: see works listed February 2016 De’VIA Challenge: Day 28  MOTH

Explanation:  motif explained by ZaniBelle Hoglind

click pdf link below to see Moth  motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdf_moth_deviaanimal2016

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Octopus

Octopus

Resistance: Capitalism, power, seize control of Deaf community, AG Bell

Examples: see works listed https://deviacurr.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/day-25-octopus-motif-28-day-challenge.pdf

Explanation:  motif explained by Jayden DeFalco

click pdf link below to see Octopus  motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdf_octopus_deviaanimal2016

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Owl

Owl

Affirmative: big eyes, keen vision, visionary, wise

Explanation:  motif explained by Dylan Puent

click pdf link below to see Owl motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
pdf_owl_deviaanimalchallenge

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Peacock

Peacock

Affirmative: Spectrum’s mascot, colorful spots in feather specks as beautiful deaf eyes, Beauty

Explanation:  motif explained by Nicholle Bradach

click pdf link below to see Peacock motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
peacock-final-pdf

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Snake/Serpent/Forked Tongue

Snake/Serpent/Forked Tongue

Resistance:  evil, speech, false promise, lie

Explanation:  motif explained by Leilani Games and Olivia Wascher

click pdf link below to see Snake motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
final-snake-pdf

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Turtle

Turtle

Affirmative: positive experience. no ears (hearing) – “similar to deaf” sensing vibrations, hard shell, tough yet slow, and likes stability

Explanation:  motif explained by Tyler Wascher

click pdf link below to see turtle motif artworks from summer 2016 challenge
turtle-pdf

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click pdf to see a few artworks using all of the animal motifs

allmotifs_deviaanimal2016

Deaf View/Image Art for schools

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