Photo: work materials and writings of performers-mediators, July–August 2018 (handwritten text – Katya Kanke-Zaikanova; conductive ink drawing – Sasha Puchkova; photographs – Anya Kravchenko).
I love to talk to people, but it is quite problematic [with those who don’t speak Russian Sign Language]. I feel motivated when people come up to me and ask: “How come you don’t hear sounds? How do you feel them?” I ask them to close their eyes: “Can you hear? You have to feel. Okay, one more time.” I bring ear plugs, insert them. Once again. Then they understand. I imagine sounds, everyone hears differently. I heard reactions after the session on the table (sound massage), such as “I’ve been to space”, or “I’ve traveled to the sea”.—Viktoria Kuzmina