It starts with a (heart)beat
Deaf-born enter a lonely bubble, excluded from a world that expects them to adapt to the speaking world. Now imagine a society where body language is the main communication tool.
In this film we create an extraordinary subculture that connect through the vibrations, macro impulses and density of the environment. We all have a heartbeat, that can be triggered by the beat of hiphop.
Rap translated to sign language is integrated into a choreography. We make this language understandable for the hearing and the deaf.
DOP: Gijs Wilbers
Choreografie: Lucinda Wessels
Music: Yanay Bonomo. Vocals: Equivocal
Edit: Daan Ader
Grading: Qianwei Tong / Captcha
Commissioned: Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven / Anne Kamps (2019)