Tate Modern Workshop

Face Value With Christine Sun Kim

​Installation view of Tables and Windows, 2016 Christine Sun Kim presented at Face Value, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern October 2016

What does it mean to take something or someone at ‘face value’?

On Thursday 13 October, join Christine Sun Kim for an interactive workshop, drawing on her work as well as basic American and British Sign Language, to explore how seemingly small and fleeting gestures can start or stall our communication with others.

Culminates in the creation of a short collaborative film.

The workshop is open to all and fully accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing participants. No prior experience of British Sign Language (BSL) or American Sign Language (ASL) is needed.

On Friday 14 October, visit Tate Exchange on Level 5 of the Switch House and watch a selection of films curated by Christine Sun Kim.

About Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim is a Berlin-based artist working with sound and visual language. Deaf from birth, Kim draws from her own experience to explore the physically expressive and communicative nature of sound as well as the way physical touch can inform language.

This event will be ASL and BSL interpreted.

Studying til you crash
People waiting in an acceptable queue
The downward spiral of owing

Tate Modern

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Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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13 October 2016 at 12.00–16.00

14 October 2016 at 12.00–17.00