Blair Neal is a video artist currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
He is primarily interested in the interaction of image and sound in a live performance situation. Originally counting himself a musician, he was eventually won over by the visual arts and became interested in combining these two interests. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electronic Media, Arts and Communication (2008) and Electronic Arts (2010) respectively. His thesis was on the history and current practice of combining image and sound in a live performance environment.
He has performed live video alongside indie pop groups such as Phantogram and !!! (chk chk chk). He has also played alongside the experimental free improvisation group Tinntinnabulate led by Pauline Oliveros. Phantogram did a national tour in 2010 with his pre-rendered visuals. He has also done live video work for parties hosted by Microsoft and Spin Magazine.
His video works have been exhibited in several different places including onedotzero (as part of the EMPAC student selects), Center for Photography at Woodstock (PICS 2009), the Arts Center of the Capitol Region (as part of Noah Fischer’s collaborative installation), and Pixilerations [v.5]