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Keaton TF Evans


Digital Media Artist & Filmmaker

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Keaton TF Evans


Digital Media Artist & Filmmaker

In 1996 at age eight, I made my first film, teaching myself to edit with two VHS players and the family camera. In 2012 I graduated from Centennial College's Film program and worked as a director, editor and producer of narrative films and music videos. My career quickly transitioned to creating interactive media installations as a way to interrogate dominant cultural phenomena such as gender norms, religion, and interactions between built and natural environments. 

My work found its feet in 2014 when I became a fellow in the Studio[Y] program run out of the MaRS discovery district. There I raised $30k in funding to co-create an interactive installation examining intersections between humanity and technology. The project included two HD video projections with interactive videos, an eight-piece chamber jazz ensemble, and a series of model human brains which served as kinesthetic touch points for the public to manipulate the audio-visual environment. 

The mission of my work is to provide a framework that allows individuals to dis-associate from dominant narratives and cultural phenomena, questioning their relationship with them. My installations allow participants to envision complex concepts in a playful and exploratory manner. The materials I use range from humans to lamps, computers to wooden ladders. My recent work incorporates computer coding as a form of creative rather than functional output in order to examine systems and narratives governing our daily lives.

My professional background in narrative filmmaking gives me an eye for peering into the structural make-up of stories to reveal subtext and perspective. As humans we use stories to organize a complicated existence into meaningful narratives that guide our lives. When this practice meets the visuality and interactivity of media art installations, there is a chance for participants to reimagine their place within a broader narrative structure. 


Keaton looking serious and his wife looking happy.

Keaton looking serious and his wife looking happy.

Keaton on set directing Samantha Martin's "Brand new kind of blue" music video.

Keaton on set directing Samantha Martin's "Brand new kind of blue" music video.