Christine Sun Kim:
The enchanting music of sign language

TED Fellows Retreat 2015 · 15:17 · Filmed Aug 2015
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Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Language and music, and she realized that sound doesn't have to be known solely through the ears — it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea. In this endearing talk, she invites us to open our eyes and ears and participate in the rich treasure of visual language.

Sound artist, composer
Through visual art, composition and performance, Christine Sun Kim explores ways of transmuting sound and silence. Full bio
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