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Kevin Blackistone

Born Leonardtown, MD 1978

Transforms Lexington

2020
Video, Digital Animation, Field Recordings, Music
Runtime 10:44
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Synopsis

A meditative response to the first phase of the Transform Lexington project, in which the current iteration of Lexington Market is demolished to be replaced by a new architecture vernacular, consisting of a melange the modern reimagining of the original market space. This is echoed by clean, modulating, geometric forms operating as a visual mask - drawing attention to elements of the prior market as they are torn away. The recorded audio, blended with neighborhood field recordings, give the market its sense of place and meaning while ambient electronic droning tones work to erase that meaning.

Biography

Kevin Blackistone (Baltimore, MD) is an interdisciplinary new media artist exploring uses of technology and data through a combination of generative, immersive and interactive practices. His work primarily consists of visual and sonic environments producing a meditative ambiances through which to consider these themes. His works have shown at Artscape, Light City Baltimore, Maryland Art Place, and The Davis Planetarium as well as Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Berlin), Volumes Art Fair (Zürich), Barbarella’s (Daegu, SK) and Zones Art Fair (Miami). Kevin received his degree in Intermedia and Digital Arts from UMBC in 2000 and was an Intramural Research Training Award fellow with the NIH Laboratory of Neurogenetics from 2012-2014. He is a 2017 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund production award, a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist awardee (2018), and a Rubys Artist Project Grant (2019) recipient.