[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Kevin McTavish — The Afterlife Portraits 

Artist Statement

The Afterlife Portraits consists of 20 images, each consisting of two elements: a human body and an architectural space. The subjects are people who have influenced me and left a lasting resonance. This resonance is the afterlife that the person leaves in my memory. The associated architecture is the place with which I associate them most strongly. The portraits examine the relationship of photographic to digital imaging technology and the manner in which the digital image is defining new ways of interpreting visual information.

  • Kevin McTavish (Canada) was born in Calgary (Alberta). He majored in Intermedia at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, studied German and participated in an exchange program at the Fachhochschullle fur Gestaltung in Pforzheim, Germany. He now resides in Germany where he has worked in the computer graphic and multimedia industry and been involved in various multimedia projects there and in Switzerland including the 4th Multimedialle at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.