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Kevin Blackistone is a digital intermedia artist whose work conceptualizes the collection and handling of data, information and memory through the lenses of hierarchy and complexity in the domains of personal, social, scientific and political dynamics. He is currently persuing a Masters in Interface Cultures at Kunstuniversität Linz.


Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County
: BA - Intermedia and Digital Arts [2000]
Kunsuniversität Linz
: Masters - Interface Cultures [Exp. 2023]
: Masters - Postdigital Lutherie [Exp. 2024]
Tsukuba University
: Research Exchange, Digital Nature Group - Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory [2022]
Fellowships & Awards

Rubys Arts Award : 2019
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award : 2019
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalist : 2018
Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellow : 2016
Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz Innovation Production Award : 2017
Artscape Anchor Award : 2017
NIH Technical IRTA Research Fellow : 2011-2014
Viewing

2022 Ars Electronica, Crossing the Bridge, Linz | Interactive Installation
2022 間-ここに滲みつつある, Tokyo Private, Tokyo | Interactive Installation
2022 Remixing Culture, Luxembourg | Interactive Installation
2022 The Wrong Biennale, Online | Interactive Video
2022 Poetics of Obsolescence, Salzamt, Linz | Interactive Installation
2021 Siggraph Asia, Tokyo/Linz/Online | Interactive Installation
2021 Klub Solitär, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, Chemnitz | Installation
2021 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz | Interactive Installation
2021 Ars Electronica Center, Linz | Installation
2021 Imaginary Network Topologies, Baltimore/Linz/Online | Performative installation
2020 Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Online/Baltimore | Screening
2020 5 Year Outro - G4llery, Baltimore | Solo show
2020 F.A.G.allery Art Week MX Pop-up, Mexico City | Videos Loop
2019 Brilliant Baltimore 2019, Baltimore | Radiant Flux
2019 Artscape, Baltimore | Radiant Flux
2019 Parkway Theater, Films on the Big Screen 2019, Baltimore | Screening
2017 Artscape, Baltimore | installation
Part of Volumes Art Fair
2016 Authority Figure, New York Performance
2015 From the Intangible to the Tangible, Zürich | Screenings
Part of Volumes Art Fair
2015 Lighthole, BaltimoreInstallation | Audio
2015 Friction_, Zürich Installation | Performance
2015 Barbarella's, Daegu Installation | Screening | performance
Rage, AustraliaBroadcast
Organization

Organizer & founding collective member[2006..2020] 2640 Space
Event | Projection | Sound/light design | Curation
Screening Committee[2019..2020] MD Film Festival
Founding collective member[2005..1015] Red Emmas Bookstore Coffeehouse
Events | Development | Curation | acoustic design
Researcher National Institute of Health : NIAAA/LNG/scbg
Bioinformatics | Behavior | Genomics | Addiction
Producer scapescape 2010..2015
Booking | Planning | Development | Curation | lighting
Visiting Colaborator Friction_ @Gessnerallee [Zürich 2015]
Planning | Arrangement | execution | projection
Curation Videopolis 2008..2013
Organization | Curation | Design
Trustee St. Johns Board of Trustees 2007..2013
Recent Video Design

Alex Silva
40D [Music Video]
The Soft Pink Truth
Multinationella Mordare [Music Video]
Aparat LP5 Release
Zeiss-Großplanetarium visuals [assistant animator]
Wume
Shadow [Music Video]
Guise
Two wall interactive projection
Spectral Lines
Full dome projection with original music by Wume
Future History
Interactive Projection
Cosmic Nectar
Three form live projection
Light City Baltimore convergence feat. Concert Artists of Baltimore
Architectural Mapping | Live interaction
Annex Theater Flatland
interactive projection | mapping | holograms
Friction_ [Zürich,CH]
ambient installation | promotion
Baltimore Rock Opera Society Electric Pharaoh
Projection | Mapping | sync | interactive
Smoke Bellow Blooming 1
Music video Videopolis
Interstitials | Ambience | Posters | Press
Publication

Comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome reveals genetic signatures underlying feline biology and domestication.Montague MJ, Li G, Gandolfi B, Khan R, Aken BL, Searle SM, Minx P, Hillier LW, Koboldt DC, Davis BW, Driscoll CA, Barr CS, Blackistone K, Quilez J, Lorente-Galdos B, Marques-Bonet T, Alkan C, Thomas GW, Hahn MW, Menotti-Raymond M, O'Brien SJ, Wilson RK, Lyons LA, Murphy WJ, Warren WC. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 2;111(48):17230-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1410083111. Epub 2014 Nov 10. PMID: 25385592
Annotated features of domestic cat - Felis catus genome.Tamazian G, Simonov S, Dobrynin P, Makunin A, Logachev A, Komissarov A, Shevchenko A, Brukhin V, Cherkasov N, Svitin A, Koepfli KP, Pontius J, Driscoll CA, Blackistone K, Barr C, Goldman D, Antunes A, Quilez J, Lorente-Galdos B, Alkan C, Marques-Bonet T, Menotti-Raymond M, David VA, Narfström K, O'Brien SJ. Gigascience. 2014 Aug 5;3:13. doi: 10.1186/2047-217X-3-13. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25143822
Genomic Mutational Signature of Acetaldehyde Genotoxicity in Esophageal Squamous Cell CarcinomaKornel E. Schuebel#1, Phillip J. Brooks#1,2*, Qiaoping Yuan1, Pei-Hong Shen1, Isioma Mordi1, Mitsuru Kimura1,4, Tai Omori4, Hirofumi Kawakubo4, Kevin Blackistone1, Shan Yang3, Colin A. Hodgkinson1, Akira Yokoyama4, David Goldman1*.
Whole genome DNA cytosine methylation profiling in a rat model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Kornel Schuebel, Kevin Blackistone, Isioma Mordi, Qiaoping Yuan, Jennifer Thomas, David Goldman.
Selected for Poster Presentation at American College of Neuropsychopharmacology international meeting Dec. 8-12, 2013.
‡ESC-EZ Complex involved in Pre-Menstrual Disphoric Disorder
Dubey N, Schubel K, Mordi I, Blackistone K, Yuan Q, Goldman D
[‡In Production]
Presentations

Analysis of "Integration of Genome-wide Approaches Identifies lncRNAs of Adult Neural Stem Cells and Their Progeny In Vivo"[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2013.03.003]
Laboratory of Neurogenetics : NIH/NIAAA 2014
Whole genome DNA cytosine methylation profiling in a rat model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome[Poster Presentation]
K Schuebel, K Blackistone, I Mordi, Q Yuan, J Thomas, D Goldman.
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology international mtg. 2013. Genetics, Genomics & Informatics
Wham City Lecture Series 2013
A Review of "An anatomically comprehensive atlas of the adult human brain transcriptome"[Doi:10.1038/nature11405] 2013
Laboratory of Neurogenetics : NIH/NIAAA
Probability and Statistics. A History and Critique
Wham City Lecture Series 2011