Kevin DayLeturerat University of British Columbia
Kevin Day’s practice and research, encompassing sound, video, graph, web, and interactive media installations, examine contemporary art’s critical capacity in response to the current socio-political issues of digital culture, subverting the encoding, extraction, and exploitation by data colonialism and information capitalism. Informed by philosophy of technology, critical theory, media studies, and digital materialism, his research and practice question the ubiquitous logic of framing the world through information, indicative of an information-based way of knowing, and resist the extraction and abstraction of algorithmic processes through an insistence on the presence of “noise” in the information-capital complex.
Day was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his MFA and PhD from the University of British Columbia and is currently based in Vancouver. He has exhibited at venues such as the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), Center for Creative Media (Hong Kong), Qubit (New York), The New Gallery (Calgary), and University of Hamburg (Hamburg), and presented his research through the top international platforms for art and technology such as SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and Leonardo. His work had been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and SSHRC. Currently, he teaches digital art in the UBC Bachelor of Media Studies program and the politics of algorithmic and information systems at the UBC School of Information.