Kevin Day’s practice and research, encompassing sound, video, text, graph, and media installations, examine issues such as algorithmic culture, digital epistemology, mediation, virtuality, cyber control, post-human concerns, communications, and information capitalism, focusing on the effects the digital has on human relations, perception, and cognition, specifically the obligatory mediation through coded language and signals, indicative of a numeric and algorithmic way of knowing. His practice seeks to resist the codification of being through an insistence on the presence of noise in the interface, which persists within the signals in the capitalist communication industry.
Day was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his MFA from the University of British Columbia and is currently based in Vancouver. He has presented his work and research nationally and internationally, at locations such as the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), Creative Media Centre (Hong Kong), Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus), Free Word Centre (London), University of Hamburg (Hamburg), Qubit (New York), and Gallery 1313 (Toronto), among others. He has authored several published articles on topics such as digital memories, information capital, sound, technology, and cyber politics, and has received several funding opportunities from the Canada Council for the Arts.