Kevin Day’s practice explores the materiality and body of immaterial data in the age of flickering signifiers. His works examine issues such as algorithmic culture, digital memories, cyber control, post-human concerns, communications, and online subcultures, focusing on the effects the digital interface has on human relations, perception, and cognition, specifically the obligatory mediation through coded language and signals. Through his work, the production and consumption of digital materials is framed as subjugation through language, the digital language of code.
Kevin Day was born in Taiwan, a country that rose to economic prosperity and global prominence in the postwar era due to its dominance in manufacturing and exporting electronic products. He received his MFA from the University of British Columbia and is currently based in Vancouver. He has presented his works and research nationally and internationally, at locations such as the Free Word Centre, London; the University of Hamburg; Qubit, New York; Les Territoires, Montreal; and Gallery 1313, Toronto. He is a contributing author in an anthology on digital memories published through Interdisciplinary Press, London, and is a recent recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant.