Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Mader: ATTENTION
In drawing, performance, sound pieces, and video, Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Mader’s collaborative artistic practice addresses complex processes of communication, social inclusion and exclusion, sign language’s relationship to spoken language, power structures inherent in grammar, and the expanded possibilities of understanding.
For the Kunstraum München, Kim & Mader are developing an extensive installation that explores the ways in which attention in physical and digital spaces can be received and directed by Deaf and hearing people. Based on two vocabularies, Kim & Mader’s kinetic arrangement is a choreography that makes the semantics of American Sign Language spatially and physically palpable and extends their meanings to include a state of perpetual attention seeking in contemporary media societies. Curated by Lena von Geyso.