Annette le Fort is an artist and typographer, researching in the field of language
, with a focus on the relation between speech and writing, the act of writing, script as a trace of memory, palimpsest and synaesthesia. She explores this mainly through video work, sound projects, photograms and different forms of performative diaries. Handwriting I – IV / Mothers Diaries
(2015), Handwritings V / Sevilla Diaries
(2015) and Handwritings VI – XIII / Memory Maps
(2019) were published by Revolver Publishing Berlin. She is also the editor of a series of magazines revolving around the "materiality" of language, which are based on her project at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Parole #1: The Body of the Voice / Stimmkörper
, Parole #2: Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut
and Parole #3: The Hand Writing / Handschrift
were published by Salon Verlag, 2009, 2012 and 2017. Since 2009 she is Professor for Book Design at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany.