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    Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker, sound artist and radio producer whose practice ranges from the ethnographic to the experimental. He has exhibited at numerous venues, including MoMA, Ethnographic Terminalia, Flaherty NYC, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Berlin Directors Lounge and Ann Arbor Film Festival. His sound work has been featured at museums and festivals, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Third Coast International Audio Festival and Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art. He has made ethnographically imbued films in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Wild West, and the migrant farm worker community of Immokalee, Florida. Recent research has lead him to find culture not exclusively in human forms, but also inherent in physical landscapes and material objects.

    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.

    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.”