Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist. She sends vibrations of her voice along piano wires strung across rooms, and invites people to feel the strings as they carry the sound. She conducts “silent choirs” consisting of facial expressions and glances. And she writes musical scores, which on its own wouldn’t be surprising. Except for one thing: Kim is deaf.
This was in the New Frontier exhibition that’s showcasing a new world of virtual reality technology and its use in filmmaking. There was plenty of video game-like ‘immersion,’ Filmmakers are beginning to think through how to tell a complex story using VR, and you, the viewer, are suddenly in that story. Continue reading
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That’s the driving concern of the new documentary “Language Matters,” from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker David Grubin. Continue reading
Sleater-Kinney, the iconic punk-rock trio, talk about how they kept their new album, “No CIties to Love” a secret for nearly two years. Continue reading
On Monday, 30 finalists were named for the National Book Critics Circle awards. The NewsHour has talked to many of the authors whose works are being considered, including Roz Chast, Hector Tobar, Thomas Piketty and Claudia Rankine. Continue reading
With this morning’s announcement of the nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards, we want to hear which films, directors and actors you think should take home a gold statuette. Before the big night, we here at Art Beat will tally up the results and see how close your predictions are to the outcomes. Continue reading
Allah-Las play “Better Than Mine” from their new album “Worship the Sun” in the KEXP studio. Continue reading