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Sound Etiquette: Sonia Boyce MBE | Christine Sun Kim | Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

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March 27 @ 5:30pm – April 24 @5:00pm

The Centre for Art Tapes is pleased to present Sound Etiquette, an international group exhibition curated by Amanda Shore, featuring works by Sonia Boyce MBE, Christine Sun Kim, and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay.

Through lyric, babble, slam poetry, and soundless closed-captioning, the three video-based works in the exhibition unravel social norms associated with sonic communication. In situations where comprehensible language proves to be insufficient—too linear, too gendered, too exclusionary—these three artists turn to new communication methods.

Christine Sun Kim coined the term sound etiquette: the social do’s and don’ts of the hearing world that Deaf people are expected to follow, in order to exist quietly and discreetly. In the exhibition, Christine Sun Kim, Sonia Boyce MBE and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay challenge conventional communication systems by testing the limits of vocal, textual, and gestural languages.

All are welcome to the opening reception on March 27 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, and there will be a tour with the curator on Sunday April 2 at 1pm.

For press inquiries please contact the curator at The online catalogue will be viewable at, and you can join the conversation using #SoundEtiquette.

Notes on Accessibility:

In this exhibition of sound and video art, all works with English audio are closed-captioned, and descriptive aids accompany sonic works that cannot be closed-captioned. The space will be dimly lit to accommodate the video-based artworks, but a gallery attendant will be available to guide any visitors who require assistance. There will be ASL interpreters present at the tour with the curator on Sunday April 2.
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