The Enchanting Music of Sign Language
Mock event planning
Artist Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she realized that sound doesn't have to be known solely through the ears — it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea.
I created different signage and installation pieces that would advertise the event. The signs used neon, providing both an auditory noise and a visual sound. Using onomatopoeia and ASL, the audience was encouraged to interact in real time.
Created an app that offered basic statistics on deaf and hard of hearing people, a quick ASL lesson with GIFs, and a photo filter for the event. As a take away item, a notebook with earbuds would be given out, detailing a list of activities to do. The audience is encouraged to write down things they noticed while doing everyday things without access to hearing.