Sprog, ryg, koed (talking glove)
HD Video
6:46 min
2020

The Lorm Alphabet is a method of tactile signing named after Hieronymus Lorm, developed in the late 19th century for the deaf and blind. Letters are spelled by tapping or stroking different parts of the listener's hand (as indicated by a glove). It is a system of communication that is developed from touch – a tactile signing method that strings letters together into words.


In the video, I am talking to my mother, spelling out words carefully on her palm, leaving the viewer deaf and blind. The words are carefully constructing a set of mnemonics in Danish (my mother tongue), instructing the use of this technique of tactile communication.