a real line ran near an ear: Final Performance
The final performance makes use of a network of lines and mechanisms installed throughout Southern Exposure. Blue ropes provide pathways for suspended objects while planks mounted to the gallery wall act as giant rotating fans. Performers and then audience members take on the role of wind: guiding, playing with, adding to and removing the hanging objects as they ricochet like colliding wind chimes. Chalked lines ensure participants will be "marked" by the experience of enacting the often misconstrued "invisible" effects of wind.
Since early January, artist Christine Sun Kim and her collaborators Stijn Schiffeleers and Shira Grabelsky have been in residence at Southern Exposure. Deaf since birth, Kim creates work largely reflecting on her relationship to sound and language. Using breath as a physical limitation and wind as a misconception, Christine and her collaborators led events, open hours and workshops to investigate the various states of breath, wind, sound, silence and communication as they exist and transform through physical interaction and installation.