Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Physicality of Sound

Imagine walking to the bus without being able to hear your shoes hitting the street, cars screeching silently by you. Christine Sun Kim lives in this world. She is a deaf performance artist who has decided to take ownership of sound, and I am FASCINATED by her!

Here's why: Real artists are explorers -- sometimes in the brave pioneer sense, but often in the messy utterly-focused way of children at play. Christine may or may not be setting out to create finished works of art, but her exploration is BEAUTIFUL! She records sounds and plays them back on specially-crafted machines attached to balloons, paint and neon string in order to examine the physicality of sound. Seriously friends, this one is worth watching!

My favorite quote: "I love creating feedback. It is my favorite sound."

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