Performance artist and SVA alumnus Christine Sun Kim (MFA 2006 Fine Arts) was recently selected as a TED Senior Fellow for 2015. This is her second consecutive Ted Fellowship.Deaf from birth, Sun Kim has a unique approach to working as a sound artist and composer (watch video below) and describes her perceiving process as being “shaped by American Sign Language interpreters, subtitles on television, written conversations on paper, emails, and text messages.”
From the Ted blog: “Christine uses the medium of sound through technology to investigate and rationalize her relationship with noise and spoken language. A Korean-American artist and educator, she is working on a number of new sound installations, as well as a new listening device in which your speed of walking affects the audio you hear.”
The TED Fellows program chooses courageous, accomplished young innovators from around the world to raise international awareness of their work, which ranges widely from open science to new media art to social entrepreneurship. TED Fellows participate in either the TED Conference in Long Beach, California or the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh, U.K. In addition to attending the conferences, Fellows participate in specially designed pre-conference programs with training from the world’s experts in spreading great ideas.
In addition to attending SVA, Sun Kim received her MFA in Sound from Bard College in 2012. For more information on her work, visit christinesunkim.com. To read a recent article about her from the Visual Arts Journal, click here.