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.
Filmmaker and designer Robyn Girard hopes that her latest project will bring positive stories of what it’s like to be deaf to popular culture.
The Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University voted Sunday to revoke the contract of incoming president Jane Fernandes, amid protests from students, faculty, and alumni. A reporter discusses the impact of this incident on deaf culture and on higher education. Continue reading