Presentations by Deaf Artist Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim is an American artist who has been deaf since birth. She is Crisp-Ellert Art Museum (CEAM) Artist Resident at Flagler College for Fall 2018.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6:00 pm, she will give an artist talk in the Flagler Room at Flagler College; the event is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 1:00 pm, she will present on her various art projects to FSDB Deaf High School and eighth grade Deaf Middle School students. The public is invited to participate via the FSDB Livestream channel.

Kim uses the medium of sound through technology and conceptual art to create a direct connection to society at large. She rationalizes and reframes her relationship with sound and spoken languages by using the audience’s voice as her own, conducting a group of people to sing with facial movements (rather than sound), and composing visual scores with American Sign Language (ASL) and musical symbols. Through this work, she raises questions on the ownership of sound, explores oral languages as social currency, deconstructs preconceived ideas about silence, and unlearns sound etiquette.

As part of her practice, Kim borrows other people’s voices in order to have one by collaborating with other artists. She has held exhibitions and performances at institutions including: White Space, Beijing (solo); Carroll/Fletcher, London (solo); De Appel, Amsterdam (solo); Sound Live Tokyo; Berlin and Shanghai biennale; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, New York. Kim was also awarded TED and MIT Media Lab Fellowships.

The CEAM Artist Residency, in collaboration with Flagler College’s Department of Art & Design, is a regular program of artists-in-residence to engage in themes of place-making while collaborating with an aspect of St Augustine’s local community, the city’s significant and varied roles in American history, or its rich natural environment.

A goal of the residency is to foster diverse perspectives on these aspects of the local community, and artists and scholars in a range of fields are invited to integrate and collaborate between the areas of fine art and broader fields of inquiry, such as curatorial practice, performing arts, and creative writing.

About FSDB
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit