ARTWORKS THAT REFLECT ON THE PROFOUND YET ELVOLVING NATURE OF TAXI HAND SIGNS AND INVITE THE CREATIION OF ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES.
Taxi hand signs are an informal gestural system, an evolving form of communication between commuters and taxi drivers. Many have narratives associated with them. Woolf has used the taxi hand signs and simple graphic shapes from the shape system she designed for people who are blind, to create artworks that are ‘puzzle narratives’. The artworks extend the possibilities of an alternative pictorial language. The blind symbols and taxi hand signs talk to each other, creating other narratives and meanings in the context of South Africa’s social and political landscape. Below are some examples of the narrative associated with the signs and symbols related to the silent gestures of taxi hand signs.
EACH ARTWORK CAN READ AS MANY DIVERSE NARRATIVES, OPEN TO MANY INTERPRETATIONS.
VIEW THE INDIVIDUAL PUZZLE NARRATIONS HERE >
THS. Puzzle Narrations