Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist with no ability to hear
Christine Sun Kim has compared music and sign language
Christine Sun Kim started to consider sound an art
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Christine Sun Kim started experimenting various sound forms and experiencing it in different ways. She realized the being deaf in a world where everyone else is able to experience sound made her a foreigner in her own country. She felt like she is forced to adhere to traditions and customs defined by those who belong to the world of sound. She could not digest the idea. It appeared to her that she is being forced to follow blindfolded without understanding the direction and guide. She found that sound is an equivalent of power and money in this world. The sound has enormous power. It has abilities to disallow to use this power and also can permit someone to use its power to the fullest. She decided to go for the latter. She decided to empower herself to understand and use the tremendous power of sound to its fullest, but in her own way. She decided to carve a new path to use this power in an untraditional manner. This way, Christine decided to unwind the etiquettes of sound as defined by others. She decided to create her own etiquettes of sound and finally showed it to the world.
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