Kevin Allen | Part-Time Lecturer | The New School for Public Engagement
  • Faculty

    Kevin Allen

    Part-Time Lecturer

    M.F.A., Integrated Media Arts, Hunter College
    M.A., Media Studies, The New School

    Filmmaker, sound artist and independent radio producer whose documentary practice ranges from the ethnographic to the experimental. His films traverse museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art, conferences, such as the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, and festivals, such as the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival. His sound work is featured on public radio and exhibited at venues, such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Third Coast International Audio Festival and Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art.

    Courses Taught

    Media Practices: Time-Based for Documentary, Media Practices: Film Form

    Recent Publications

    Asynchronicity: Rethinking the Relation Between Ear and Eye in Ethnographic Practice, in Experimental Film and Anthropology.

    Research Interests

    Sensory ethnography, ethnography and the avant-garde, small-gauge filmmaking, documentary practice, sound art, recycled images and concrete filmmaking.

    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

    “Audible Observatories,” Ethnographic Terminalia and “Urban Research,” Berlin International Directors Lounge.

    Awards and Honors

    Awarded first-prize, Stellar Award for Experimental, from the Black Maria Film & Video Festival for “Bridge” and the NYC Film & Video Grant from the Jerome Foundation for “Western Ruin.”