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18th Annual CLIFF 2014

(In)audible: Inquiries into Sound and the Auditory Imagination

The 18th Annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Thursday, March 13

4:00-5:30pm Keynote Address

Christine Sun Kim, “Runs in Voice” with Elisabeth Treger, ASL interpreter

Christine Sun Kim holds an MFA in Sound/Music from Bard College and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.

As a composer and social practitioner, she uses the medium of sound through technology to investigate and rationalize her relationship with sound and spoken languages. Deaf since birth, Kim has established her voice through experimentation with sound art, including score and transcript drawings that raise questions about linguistic authority, ownership of sound, and oral language as social currency. She has come upon more similarities than differences between music and American Sign Language which will be discussed during her talk.