Competing Languages (2018-ongoing) is a body of work exploring oratorical gestures used to accompany certain types of speech intended to influence an audience. Here, the hand gestures of politicians are translated into a visual language inscribing and recording the affect they produce. This body of work proposes a more abstract analysis of this visual subtext. Gesture through its modulations may reproduce all the figures in geometry. These inflections comprise three movements affected by gesture that usually unite and constitute a synthetic form: the direct, the circular and the oblique. These inflections may, for instance, exalt people with a circular gesture or, with a gesture like an oblique line from within moving outwards, reject things that we despise.