All. Night.

Soundings: A Contemporary Score
The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
August 10 - November 3, 2013
Press release excerpt:
MoMA's first major exhibition of sound art presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While these artists approach sound from a variety of disciplinary angles ... they share an interest in working with, rather than against or independent of, material realities and environments.
... In her series Scores and Transcripts, Sun Kim—who was born deaf—combines and transforms the various types of notation that shape her understanding and communication ... these grammars and languages rub up against each other, allowing for the examination of their similarities and differences and shifting her personal relationship to them.
When Not Concentrated audio for MoMA site, in collaboration with Thomas Benno Mader:
"This work is a re-enactment of the unconscious sound I make while concentrating ... Because it is impossible to fully replicate the circumstances in which I would normally make this unconscious noise, my re-enactment easily becomes a misinterpretation of my own voice."

Soundings: A Contemporary Score
The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
August 10 - November 3, 2013
Press release excerpt:
MoMA's first major exhibition of sound art presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While these artists approach sound from a variety of disciplinary angles ... they share an interest in working with, rather than against or independent of, material realities and environments.
... In her series Scores and Transcripts, Sun Kim—who was born deaf—combines and transforms the various types of notation that shape her understanding and communication ... these grammars and languages rub up against each other, allowing for the examination of their similarities and differences and shifting her personal relationship to them.
When Not Concentrated audio for MoMA site, in collaboration with Thomas Benno Mader:
"This work is a re-enactment of the unconscious sound I make while concentrating ... Because it is impossible to fully replicate the circumstances in which I would normally make this unconscious noise, my re-enactment easily becomes a misinterpretation of my own voice."

About Christine Sun Kim

Sound artist Christine Sun Kim makes kinetic installations that combine performance with scores of harmonies, cacophonies, and vibrations. Kim was born deaf and has made it her project to explore the physicality of sound. “I constantly questioned the ownership of sound, now I’m reclaiming sound as my property,” Kim has said. The artist also makes paintings and drawings from her experiments with field recordings and breathing. For her “Seismic Calligraphy” works, she places canvases with ink-laden brushes on top of subwoofers. As sound is piped through the speakers, the brushes move and mark the canvas. The “Scores and Transcripts” series visualizes sound with poem-like compositions of words and syncopated lines on paper.

American, b. 1980, Orange County, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Christine Sun Kim: Rustle Tustle, Carroll / Fletcher, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Recess, Recess
2014
Pencil / Line / Eraser, Carroll / Fletcher, London
2012
What Can a Body Do?, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford