Deaf Dancers Move to the Silence with Artist Sofia Mattioli

In this post the video for Grammy-winning producer Jamie xx’s “Sleep Sound”. London-based artist and poet Sofia Mattioli created the video in one day with 13 members of the Manchester Deaf Centre, who responded in dance to her movements and the vibrations in the air given off from the song.

“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me,” says London-based artist and poet Sofia Mattioli of the genesis of her video for Jamie xx’s “Sleep Sound.” “After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.”

Jamie xx: Sleep Sound on Nowness.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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