Homophonia A Ministry of Public Works Project “Edifying Sappho and Socrates”
Image/paper size: 11 x 8 1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Printed “Kay Rosen, Homophonia, 1989/1998” lower right
“Homophonia” is a list of words identified by the artist that each contain a pair of identical looking and sounding letters, homophonic in other words. Just one letter away from homophobia, “Homophonia” is a verbal metaphor and short cut for the larger society, demonstrating the importance of like members to structure and meaning.
It has been distributed as a handout in many venues, bookended between “The Center Show” in 1989 at The Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, New York City, and “Once Upon a Time and Now” in 2015 at The LGBT Community Center, New York.