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Close Readings - Christine Sun Kim

Museums/Institutes De Appel

Schipluidenlaan 12D4
1062 HE Amsterdam
+31 (0) 206255651

Open For opening hours, see website 

Event 8 Jun — 8 Jul

Time 8 Jun, 20-0 hrs


 Christine Sun Kim ‘Close Readings’, 2016

De Appel present the artistic intervention 'Close Readings' by Christine Sun Kim at De School. In collaboration with De School and Subbacultcha this evening will also feature live music and dj sets by Tala Drum Corps, TOPS and Better Person. 

Close Readings is one of five artistic interventions of ‘BUSY DAYS with Christine Sun Kim’ initiated by De Appel and taking place from 5 May - 20 Aug in Amsterdam (and beyond). The project explores the medium of sound through technology, performance and drawing. Each of these interventions concerns a particular medium, duration and social context, such as a nightclub, a radio station or an office hallway, and highlights Kim’s singular relationship with spoken languages and her aural environment. 

The video works ‘Close Readings’ (2016) and ‘Classified Digits’ (2016) on view at De School from 8 June until 9 July 2017, playfully subvert film captions by inviting deaf friends to add their own “sound cues” and American Sign Language storytelling methods.

Close Readings is on view from Tue – Sat, 12-22 hrs and during club nights with valid club ticket.

De Appel brings together people, objects and ideas to explore the yet unknown. The artistic programme of De Appel is presented at various locations in Amsterdam (and beyond). With an experimental, open-minded and inclusive focus, the programme serves the intellectually and emotionally curious, (non-) specialized art enthusiast. 

Please note: attendance for the opening on 8 June requires an RSVP, so make sure to send an email to titled ‘BUSY DAYS’

Location: Jan van Breemenstraat 1, 1056 AB

Admission: Free

For more information about the artistic interventions of Christine Sun Kim, please see website.



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