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 Doc Fortnight, Art of the Real, 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, The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, and Mason Gross School of the Arts. His work is funded through The Jerome Foundation.
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As sound designer and re-recording mixer, Kevin frequently collaborates with filmmakers who tread the blurred boundaries between fiction, nonfiction, ethnographic, and experimental forms.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.