Workshop with artist Christine Sun Kim in Athens and Hydra / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Workshop with artist Christine Sun Kim in Athens and Hydra

20 May - 1 June 2014
Dance Room
Free admission
The Onassis Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Athens School of Fine Arts, is organizing a unique workshop with renowned artist Christine Sun Kim, from 20 May until 1 June 2014.

Christine lives in New York, but works, exhibits and gives speeches in many places around the world.  She was born deaf and uses the American Sign Language. Her work is innovative and focuses equally on the visual itself and on sound as a visual phenomenon.  You can find here more information about her work.

Christine will work with a mixed group of participants: deaf and hard of hearing artists – visual, performance, sound and media artists et al. – and hearing artists.  During the workshop, participants will explore ideas such as the notion of communication, language and sound; the notion of experimenting with different media and material; the expansion and play with non-conventional art forms and technology. Christine’s aim is to collaborate with the group of artists in an environment that allows for experimentation, where participants can work together and become familiar with each other’s ideas and skills.

The workshop’s schedule includes:

-    Daily sessions from 17:00-20:00 at the Onassis Cultural Centre, Tuesday 20 May – Friday 30 May.

-    During Friday 23 and the weekend 24-25 May, all participants will travel to Hydra, to the Annex of the School of Fine Arts to continue their collaborative work. The School has generously offered the Annex free of charge for the accommodation and studio work of all participants. The cost of the ferry tickets (departure Friday afternoon via flying dolphin from Piraeus and return Sunday evening) and meals during the stay in Hydra will be covered by each participant separately.  

-    The programme concludes on Sunday 1 June, with the presentation-performance of the workshops’ outcome at the OCC.


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Aimed at:
Visual, performance, sound and media artists and actors.

The workshop will be conducted in the American Sign Language by Christine Sun Kim, with simultaneous translation in the Greek Sign Language and in English (voice).
For participation in the workshop, please send your CV and a brief personal statement (paragraph) on your interest to join the program at

There is no age limit. Prerequisite for your participation is your commitment to attend all sessions of the workshop, from the start on May 20 to the end on June 1, including the trip to Hydra.

For more information please call T. 213 017 8290 and 213 017 8002 or send e-mail at (Ms Myrto Lavda) or text sms at T. 6945 266445.

Applications accepted by Monday 5 May. Applicants will be notified of their participation by Wednesday 7 May 2014.