Kim Walker
10 February 2018

Kim Walker is a Scottish artist working with sound, video, installation and new media. She gained her MFA in Studio from SAIC and her BA (Hons) Time Based Art from DJCAD. Kim also holds a PgDip in Library and Information Studies from the University of Strathclyde.Kim has exhibited widely through artist-led spaces, larger galleries, video screening festivals and radio broadcasts. Venues include Patriothall Gallery (Edinburgh), Centrespace, DCA (Dundee), Exhibitions DJCAD (Dundee), Heaven Gallery (Chicago), Area 405 (Baltimore), Studio 41 (Glasgow) and South Hill Park (Bracknell). She has held artist in residence positions with Common Ground Projects, Exhibtions DJCAD, SSW, Outlandia and recently with the Woodlands Trust Scotland at Glen Finglas.


Programme Note – Not Everything That Can Be Thought Can Be Said

Not Everything That Can Be Thought Can Be Said (2017) – Inspired by the art critic Susan Sontag’s essay Aesthetics of Silence, this piece explores the idea of how silence has been explored through sound art. A series of spoken quotes taken from Sontag’s seminal essay that discuss silence have been recorded, with all word content then erased. The beginnings of words, the exhalations and intakes of breath are left with the viewer left to question to role of the speaker, what has or has not been said and their own physical presence within the gallery. What is left is the ‘presence’ of a body and the words that were not spoken with the focus on what is missing. This will be the first live performance of this work, developed and performed for the sonADA festival. Special thanks to artists Ed Steel and Kirsty Russell for their contributions.