ex perience

Nearly 15 million Americans have some form of speech dysfluency. Our lack of awareness about these ways of speaking, however, has led to prejudice, stigma, and a bias toward corrective, normalizing speech therapies. Stuttering, like most speech disorders, must be corrected, overcome, and erased. As a person diagnosed with stuttering, "ex perience" contends with this narrative of overcoming. Using motion graphics, the micro short film presents stuttering as a visual, linguistic, and digital space that is rich with poesis, strife, and meaning.

  • Frankie Knuckles
  • Jose Chavero Rivera
  • Jose Chavero Rivera
  • Roger Hancock
  • Jose Chavero Rivera
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 42nd MFA Thesis Exhibition
    United States
    March 27, 2020
    Blaffer Art Museum
Director Biography - Jose Chavero Rivera

Jose Chavero Rivera is a Houston-based multidisciplinary graphic designer who freelances while simultaneously working towards his MFA at the University of Houston. As a person who wrestles with speech dysfluency, design has become a powerful tool for Jose to grapple with contemporary issues, including sexuality, social norms, and healthcare.

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Director Statement

The goal of "ex perience" is to increase awareness about stuttering and, in turn, to create inclusive experiences by involving the viewer in stuttering as an alternative epistemology instead of a stigmatized other.