Christine Sun Kim & Beka Goedde – Feedback: Now Hiring

January 6, 2012

Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, Christine Sun Kim & Beka Goedde: Feedback 2 of 6: Now Hiring underwent constant modifications; the features of this page provided accruing information on the Session’s developments and will continue to track the project’s progression beyond Recess’s walls.


January 6th, 2012
4 pm – 8 pm, Reception 8-9.
Come and go as you like.

About Christine Sun Kim & Beka Goedde: Feedback 2 of 6: Now Hiring

On January 6th, Christine Sun Kim will initiate a performance and installation as the second event in her six-part Session at Recess. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation.

The artist, deaf since birth, will perform auditory investigations that initiate a slippage of audio into visual. Using non-vocal methods of dialogue to form collaborative vision with visitors to Recess and a cast of collaborators, the artist will create multiple aural perceptions through the use of bodies in motion, microphones, delay pedals, and more.

For this second iteration of Feedback, the custom of the funeral wailer, a person paid to mourn publicly at a memorial service, will serve as the starting point for collaboration between Kim and Beka Goede. The artists will transform Recess’s space into a semi-anonymous place for grieving while creating aural proxies for individual loss.  Visitors to Recess may make a written record of their personal losses—the death of a pet, a political missed opportunity, a conceptual void—which will be inserted into a balloon and inflated. This action, along with the sounds of the day’s movements, will be manipulated and projected throughout the space by the artists.  As the sounds accumulate and cycle, they will become removed from their origin, rendering singular acts of grief into a shared experience and allowing some release of private loss.

Visitors are encouraged to bring symbols of their loss to decorate the mourning site.  These tokens, as well as the balloons holding the records of mourning, will accumulate over the course of the performance, drawing attention to the visual, celebratory tributes that can accompany remembrance.

Feedback 1 of 6: Nonstop
Feedback 3 of 6: VVAVE
Feedback 4 of 6: Seeing Voice The Seven-Tone Color Spectrum

Open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6pm; Thursday, 2-8pm


About the Artists

Born in Orange County, California, Christine Sun Kim is currently a MFA candidate in Sound/Music at Bard College. Her work has been featured in group shows, among them are at The Guild, New York; Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin; Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York; David Zwirner Gallery, New York; and Art+Lounge Dibang, Seoul. She has performed at Bowery Poetry Club, New York; Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy; and occasionally in studios and apartments in New York City. Kim is the recipient of the 2009 Harvestworks Educational Scholarship, and the 2009 Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She participated in the Youth Insights Artist Residency at Whitney Museum in 2010, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space program in 2009, and the Artist-Teacher Summer Residency at Cooper Union School of Art in 2008.

Beka Goedde‘s work explores the perception of change, duration and the physical body in space. Goedde has participated in exhibitions at venues including Kesting/Ray, IPCNY, Cheim & Read, and 80WSE in New York; at Incident Report in Hudson, NY; and online with Triple Canopy.  She received a B.A. from Barnard College in Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy, and is a recent graduate of the Bard MFA program in Sculpture.  In 2011, Goedde was an artist-in-residence at Millay Colony.  Goedde lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Past Events in Feedback:
Feedback Nonstop (1 of 6)

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