New Gund Gallery exhibition explores language and sound | The Kenyon Collegian

Two people are walking toward one another. One person is trying to establish eye contact while the other is not. Now imagine communicating this specific yet painfully familiar situation to someone without saying those words out loud.

From Aug. 19 to Dec. 10, visitors can come to Gund Gallery and find their entrenched notion of sound, whether perceived or transmitted, challenged by the Christine Sun Kim: Oh Me Oh My exhibition.

Born profoundly deaf, Kim investigates the liminal space between the aural and the inaudible and all of its cultural and political dimensions. The revelatory observations formed from this exploration are shared with attendees through the diverse visual language of American Sign Language (ASL), painting, videos, mathematical diagrams and memes.

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