Visiting filmmaker Kevin T. Allen presents EAR AS OTHER

Jan 09, 2016

Kevin will also be teaching Expanded Recording Techniques for Nonfiction Sound from 5-7pm. 

Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker, sound artist and radio producer whose practice ranges from the ethnographic to the experimental. He has exhibited at numerous venues, including MoMA, Ethnographic Terminalia, Flaherty NYC, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Berlin Directors Lounge and Ann Arbor Film Festival. His sound work has been featured at museums and festivals, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Third Coast International Audio Festival and Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art. He has made ethnographically imbued films in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Wild West, and the migrant farm worker community of Immokalee, Florida. Recent research has lead him to find culture not exclusively in human forms, but also inherent in physical landscapes and material objects. His work is funded through the Jerome Foundation. He teaches documentary practice and experimental filmmaking at The New School in NYC.

EAR AS OTHER is a collection of Allen’s super-8mm films that highlight his expanded sound recording techniques that employ binaural, hydrophone, and contact microphones. His sound-films urge viewers to wear estranged ears and challenge sedimented approaches to sound and image for documentary and ethnographic practice.

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