This event is part of the ‘Hindsight is 20/20’ public programming series at the Daniels Faculty.
SPOKEN ON MY BEHALF
Three channel video
43 minutes 18 seconds
Text, images, and sound files
8 voices: Denise Kahler-Braaten, Kay Kim, Ivan Kim, Kun Liang, Thomas Mader, Youka Snell, Beth Staehle, Christopher Tester
For most of my life, I have been “spoken” or “voiced” by people on my behalf, sometimes involuntarily. As a Deaf person, voices come in many forms and are mostly functional: platforms, benefits, privileges, identities and hierarchies. In order to work with voices, there is a great deal of trust and collaboration involved to make my voices accurately represented. Text, images and sound files will be presented during the performance.
Christine Sun Kim uses the medium of sound in performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with spoken languages and her aural environment. Selected exhibitions and performances have been held at: Ghebaly, Los Angeles (solo); White Space, Beijing (solo); Carroll/Fletcher, London (solo); De Appel, Amsterdam (solo); Serralves Museum, Porto; Sound Live Tokyo; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Berlin and Shanghai Biennials; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, New York.