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Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary artist who creates experimental assemblages of image, sound and text that contest narrow regimes of media conventions. Typologies, the language of naming and the politics of categorization are often a focus of his projects. The pieces take the form of interactive installations, generative artworks, audiovisual performances and single channel videos. He is interested in using technology like surveillance, data science and virtual reality to oppose market interests and heighten critical thinking.
Andrew’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of the Moving Image, Eyebeam, Rush Arts, the White Box gallery, the Fridman Gallery, Cyberfest, Fieldgate Gallery, the Center for Book Arts and many other galleries, festivals and museums. The MacDowell Colony, Puffin Foundation, Artslink, Harvestworks, Diapason, The Experimental Television Center, The Bemis Center, LMCC Swing Space, The Visual Studies Workshop and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are among some of the organizations that have supported his work. Andrew teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department and IMA MFA program at Hunter College.
To learn more about the projects discussed and images here – A link to the trailer for Echoes from the Black Box, along with documentation of a lot of work is here. A link to the generative poem, Color Yourself Inspired™ is here. The new performance piece will be at The Fuse Factory in OH.
Here are the books mentioned at the end of the interview that he is currently reading; Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry’s Ontological Implications by David Jhave Johnston, and An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy by James Steele, and The Burden of Representation by John Tagg