Sonya Clark

Communicatools

The apparati in the Communicator Project connect one individual to another. These devices connect eye to eye, heart to heart, and head to head to yield empathetic and perhaps even telepathic communication. A promise between two people is remembered when each places a finger in attached miniature gloves. All were inspired by objects of material culture: a twin pair of antique spectacles, a doctor’s stethoscope, an image of thread tied around a finger to remember a promise, and an edan (an object worn by Nigerian judges that symbolizes balance in communication).

“Clark affirms her affinity for … an aesthetic of improvisational materiality.”

—Lowery Stokes Sims
curator, Museum of Arts and Design