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.
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.