Christine Sun Kim was born in California, and has an MFA in Sound and Music from Bard College as well as an earlier MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited and performed globally. In 2020, she made history as the first ever Deaf Asian American to sign the national anthem at the Superbowl in a performance the TIME magazine called “required viewing.” She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Kim’s site-responsive project, Time Owes Me Rest Again (2022), is a mural on the monumental 40 x 100-foot wall encasing the 9,000-square foot Panorama of the City of New York. A dynamically choreographed group of drawings each represents the five words in the title (“Time,” “Owes,” “Me,” “Rest,” “Again”) in American Sign Language (ASL). The work incorporates an original digital animation that renders the incremental development of its composition and the gestural nature of each sign.
Image: Christine Sun Kim, Time Owes Me Rest Again, 2022 / Courtesy of the Queens Museum. Photo by Hai Zhang.