Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker and sound-artist who makes ethnographically imbued films in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Wild West, university laboratories, and migrant farm worker communities. He exhibits at numerous venues, including MoMA, Ethnographic Terminalia, Flaherty NYC, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Union Docs, Berlin Directors Lounge, San Francisco Cinematheque, Experiments in Cinema, Flex Fest, NW Film Forum, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Ann Arbor Film Festival. His sound work is featured at museums and festivals, including theCanadian Centre for Architecture, Third Coast International Audio Festival, Center for Documentary Research, The New Museum, and Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art. His recent research leads him to find culture not exclusively in human forms, but also inherent in physical landscapes and material objects. He teaches documentary practice, sound, and 16mm filmmaking at The New School in New York City. His work is funded through The Jerome Foundation.
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Kevin is also an award-winning sound editor and sound designer who works on a wide range of projects with other artists. To listen to samples from his recent collaborations and to find out more about how to hire him to work on your next project please CLICK HERE.
Kevin is co-founder of SMALL GAUGE, a collaborative practice that uses small-gauge formats, asynchronous sound, and small production teams to facilitate alternative sensorial, political, and ethical relations with its subjects.