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DisFluency Exhibition

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Within the clinical realm, ‘dysfluency’ is a diagnostic term for a speech disorder. By its very nature, the addition of the prefix ‘dys’ to fluency, negates the word and connotes dysfunction. Emerging from a common interest in how the act of stuttering affects the lives of stutterers, DisFluency examines how each of us is affected by compromised communication, and questions whether divergence from the fluent norm is always a ‘dys’.

The aim of the exhibition is to examine universal aspects of inhibited communication, by investigating synergies between works created in the areas of art and design. Additionally we’re attempting to foster trans-disciplinary participation across therapeutic, technological and pedagogical fields to investigate issues that affect fluent communication.

Exhibition on view November 21 – December 16, 2011  

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*All events take place in the Aronson Gallery unless otherwise indicated
Opening Reception
Monday, November 28, 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

WORKSHOP: Engaging Disability
with Erica Duffy Voss
Tuesday, November 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Limited space available. RSVP to

Students from the New School for Jazz will perform pieces that consist of dialogue and text. These performances will be recorded and the musicians will be interviewed to discuss the experience.

Thursday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

with Nina Katchadourian and Krzysztof Wodiczko
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Kellen Auditorium (next door to gallery)
Free and open to the public.



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