Holly Everett ’15 writes in with an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with and experience a conceptual project by deaf sound artist and composer Christine Sun Kim. Just looking at the event’s sponsors (Sign House and the Music Department, among many others), you can tell that this is not something you’ll want to miss:
This Saturday join us for a two part event featuring Christine Sun Kim, a deaf sound artist and composer. Miss Kim investigates the visual manifestations of sound as an expression of her agency and ownership of it. In this new work, Self Notary Public, Christine presents “a conceptual attempt to legitimatize [her] presence through vocalizing.”
Workshop: 12 pm 41 Wyllys Room 114. Bring your brunch and your
Performance: 8 pm World Music Hall. FREE. Open to the public.
Interested in American Sign Language or deaf culture? You know what to do. More from Sam Melvin ’13:
Are you interested in ASL and/or Deaf culture? Education? Working with kids with special needs? Language and cognitive development? Sign up for this student forum! Issues in Deaf Education is a full credit student forum focusing on psychology, school choice, pedagogy, and policy in the field of education for deaf students. Come to the (mandatory) information session for more details!
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
An opportunity to watch a great film and eat snazzy food from Katy Thompson ’15:
Sign House, WoCoHo, Malcolm X House, Film Hall and multiple Resident Advisors, have come together to put on a film viewing of Compensation. It premiered in 2000 at Sundance and focuses on deaf culture and racial issues.
There will also be Typhoon, so come watch an awesome movie and eat some Thai food.
“Compensation presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.”
Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 7 pm
Place: Exley 150