Completed PhD Student
2012 - 2018
Kevin Logan is an artist based in London, his background is in the visual arts, digital media and sound design.
Kevin’s cross-disciplinary practice spans over two decades, comprising installation, digital media and sound composition/design. He has exhibited and performed internationally, has had sound works on compilation CDs, audio-visual works screened in festivals worldwide and has had theoretical and experimental works published.
He is also a founder member of the collective ThickEar formed in 2011.
Mediating the Live Sonic Event: an investigation of how, by means of a processing of the sonic-event via technological re-staging, concepts of authenticity can be destabilised.
My practice-led research explores sound through performance and moving-image, and has developed into an investigation of how, by means of a processing of the sonic-event via technological re-staging, concepts of authenticity can be destabilised.
In particular low-key and low-fi sequences of performed tasks are re-constructed, re-purposed and ‘re-punked’, bringing into question their first instantiation.
By engaging with conventions of listening as they are established in Film Theory, and reconsidering late twentieth century Performance Art’s contested definitions of ‘liveness’, I am asking how is the ‘real sonic-event’ mediated through technologies? And, how is the ‘live’ re-presented through these mediations?