susan wolf projects

Gesture

A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with words. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body. Gestures differ from physical non-verbal communication that does not communicate specific messages, such as purely expressive displays, proxemics, or displays of joint attention. Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection, often together with body language in addition to words when they speak.

Hands, their abilities and their conversation are what I am often watching when with a group and when asked to participate in a dance I happily narrowed the focus to hands and their collaborative communication.

Background artwork by martin Luther King Jr. Middle School 7th and 8th graders.

Background artwork by martin Luther King Jr. Middle School 7th and 8th graders.

 

Background: Harold Paris, Wall ll

Background: Harold Paris, Wall ll