AW: mouth movements but no Mundbilder

Stefan Woehrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Wed Aug 20 14:03:16 UTC 2003

Hi Ingvild,

thanks for your kind feedback!

You are right that looking at graphics like this fun.
Henk and Tini spread the message L.I.F.E

so I try my best to create lots and lots of materials of this kind
- these materials generally make people smile - ha that is good because now
they will
be ready for the next steps in the program.

There is one problem.

If you show this as an example of writing the facial expressions from the
expressive viewpoint it may mislead the one or other reader.

Why ?

Just because we do not write SW as if we are watching our performance in a
big mirror - we look at the back of our right hand - but what we see in the
mirror is the palm of or right hand. We see our hand moving away from the
body - but in the mirror the hand comes close to us -

Therefor I never speak about a mirror in my workshops when I explain the
"expressive viewpoint"  I always ask people to stand behind each other and
to repeat the same movements of the person in front of them. Ha as long as
they are asked to move their arms, hands, head - no problem. But once I ask
them to include facial expression the person from behind has to look around
the corner - and to go bind the person and to perform the same - just as if
watching himself from behind through the body - some other people prefer the
"metapher" of a mask -

Anyway I myself like these animations myself and they seem to serve as
enriching elements in the courses. Of course you are welcome to use these
graphics -

Stefan ;-))

-----Urspr ÿÿ gliche Nachricht-----
Von: SignWriting List [mailto:SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA]Im Auftrag von
Ingvild Roald
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. August 2003 14:44
Betreff: Re: mouth movements but no Mundbilder

Hi Stefan,

this one is wonderfull,
and with your permission I will use it as an illustration in the revised
lessons book.
Here you can see how the face is written from the expressive viewpoint,
onto a 2-dimensional paper - just what I needed.

All the best,
you are doing a great job,


Hi Valerie, Antony, Ingvild, Daniel, Tini and rest of the family ...
What do you think of this guy? He somehow shy and confused so he is
looking at the mirror -
and he asks himself "What is going on in my face

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