Residency
Launch Slideshow
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Andrew Haik Demirjian
January 1, 2013 - February 5, 2013
Andrew Haik Demirjian
Curated by David Weinstein
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian

The media artist unveils new works and experiments with brainwaves, Javascript, multi-channel sound, interfaces, and location recordings as he continues to explore the world between consciousness and environment. By appointment 212-233-1096.

Andrew Haik Demirjian is a media artist who explores relationships between consciousness and environment through non-fiction audiovisual production. He combines computer programming, conceptual art practices and musical forms to create systems that dynamically grow and change based on user input or self-reflection. The work draws upon his experience as a filmmaker and musician and uses juxtaposition and categorization in place of conventional narrative arcs.

His work has been featured in several group exhibitions in New York including Rush Arts, the White Box gallery, Harvestworks, LMAK Projects Brooklyn, and The Roger Smith Hotel. He has received a Puffin Foundation Grant, an Artslink grant, and a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He has been awarded artist residencies at Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi, the Bemis Center, Diapason, SUMU, the Newark Museum and many others. Andrew received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.

During the residency Andrew will be working on programming and designing interfaces, sound and video for a solo exhibition in April at the Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ. The piece uses field recordings from autonomous recorders placed in nine locations throughout the Grand Canyon. The work weaves intricate sonic patterns and layers into compositions that pan and move across an 8-channel audio field.

In addition he will be conducting experiments with visualizing and sonifying brainwaves for a new large scale public artwork on the Asbury Park boardwalk.

For the open house he will be showing multi-channel excerpts of the Grand Canyon work as well as recent iPad interfaces for experimental documentaries and javascript text pieces.

The Clocktower projects of Andrew Haik Deminjian are made possible by a grant from mediaThe Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Andrew at work in his studio at the Clocktower (Courtesy: Clocktower Gallery, 2013)
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian
Courtesy: Andrew Haik Demirjian