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Kevin Blackistone

Kevin Blackistone

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Artist Work

Who's Watching
2018
Immersive, multisite interactive audio/video on custom structures
10 x 30 x 15 Feet
Spectral Lines
2017
Full dome projection
26 x 40 x 40 Feet
Persistence of Vision
2018
Four screen interactive projection
15 x 20 x 25 Feet
Shower Door
2018
Projection on Glass with mixed materials and audio soundtrack
5 x 3 x 3.5 Feet
Intersections
2018
Projection on electronically controlled mirrors, audio
8 x 12 x 6 Feet
Fragments
2018
Projection on reclaimed plexiglass, wood
58 x 58 x 2 Inches

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
443-449-1953
Artistic Category

Media Arts, Other, Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2019

Artist Statement

My work conceptualizes the collection and handling of data, information and memory through the lenses of hierarchy and complexity in the domains of personal, social, scientific and political dynamics. These ideas shape the external and internal world we live in: from the overarching use and misuse of data collection by governmental/corporate organizations, to experimental inquiry, to the experiential dissection our lives and environments.

Artist Bio

Kevin Blackistone (Baltimore, MD) is an interdisciplinary and new media artist exploring the
uses of technology in the context of information collection, research data, and collective/personal
memory. His work primarily consists of interactive and immersive video content. He has shown
locally at Maryland Art Place (Baltimore, MD, 2017), Artscape (Baltimore, MD, 2017), The
Davis Planetarium (Baltimore, MD, 2017), The Engineers Club for the Future History Festival
(Baltimore, MD, 2016) and Metro Gallery (Baltimore, MD, 2007,09-13,17), He has also shown
non-locally at Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Berlin, 2019), Volumes Art Fair (Zürich, 2016), Friction_
(Zürich, 2015), Barbarella (Daegu, SK 2015) and Zones Art Fair (Miami, 2014). Blackistone
received his degree in Intermedia and Digital Arts from UMBC in 2000. He was an Intramural
Research Training Award fellow with NIH from 2012-2014 and uses this research knowledge to
inform his works. Blackistone is also a 2017 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz
Innovation Fund production award for his immersive installation, Who’s Watching – A
Surveillance Aparatus.