ABOUT APHASIA  and the Aphasic Works


The Aphasic Works is an ongoing study of language and communication, and of modern-day systems of the collection and storage of information.  A sense of information overload is seemingly unavoidable in the face of an accelerated history and is the subject of this examination of the parallels to Aphasia.

Aphasia is a medical condition resulting from various types of brain trauma, such as that of a stroke.  Having lost the ability to communicate verbally, aphasic patients tend to relate to their world through right-brain interpretations of form and texture, and for some, the poetic melody of speech through song rather than the written or spoken word.