Valérie Tereszko

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Valérie Teresko has been deaf since birth. She has been exposed to Signed English and ASL since the age of seven and has also mastered the linguistics and phonetics of English, French, and Ukrainian/Russian.

Her film nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands is an extension of her desire to strengthen society's recognition of ASL theatrical literary arts. "This project explores the form of poetry and art that has a structural organization fundamentally different from that of other languages...The poetic hand movements of the ASL/Art-Sign is to emphasize the dexterous quality of cummings' perspective, to innovate a different kind of visual interpretation, best suitable for an avant-gardist poem" says Tereszko.

Films by Valérie Tereszko