I found this and was intrigued by the phrase “the enchanting music of sign language.” Christine Sun Kim was taught that since she was deaf, sound had no place in her life. She learned, however, that this was untrue. She began to watch others’ reactions to sound, to learn how to react by mirroring those reactions.
Finally she reclaimed sound and use it in her art practice. She says that she decided to let sound empower her practice, rather than disempower it.
Christine looks at the similarities between ASL and music. For instance, subtle changes can affect signs and sounds in both forms of communications.
She closes by suggesting that we lean toward letting ASL develop its own social currency without sound. If we can allow visual sign language to have the same social currency as spoken language, the hope is that this will lead to a more inclusive society.
I hope that all forms of creativity expressed by people with disabilities and chronic illness will eventually lead to a more inclusive society too.