Reclaiming Ownership of Sound: Christine Sun Kim’s New TED Talk
“I’ve always felt as though sound was your thing, a hearing person’s thing,” she signs to a captivated audience. “And sound is so powerful that it could either disempower me and my artwork, or it could empower me. I chose to be empowered.” With paintings, installations, workshops, compositions, and often tech-driven artworks, Kim strives to liberate voice from social constraints and legitimize her perceptions. “We need to start thinking harder about what defines social currency and allow ASL to develop its own form of currency—without sound. And this could possibly be a step to lead to a more inclusive society. And maybe people will understand that you don’t need to be deaf to learn ASL, nor do you have to be hearing to learn music.”
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