IIPC Debate #36
Wed 30 May, 2 pm. Professor Andrew Haik Demirjian (Monmouth University): Playing Time
Place: E323 Mediatutkimus seminaarihuone, Minerva Building 3rd floor, Kaivokatu 12, Turku.
Description: From playing time with turntables to reinserting the past into the present on the streets of New York City this artist talk will discuss compositional strategies where temporal manipulation plays an essential role. The talk will feature short video excerpts of recent projects and an active dialog session regarding a current work in progress to be exhibited at Gallery Titanik in June.
Bio: Andrew Haik Demirjian combines computer programming with audiovisual production to create experimental portraits that explore the relationships between psychology and time. Conceptual systems of juxtaposition, categorization and randomness replace conventional narrative arcs and character development. Andrew draws upon his experience as a musician and filmmaker to produce interactions between sound and image that respond to and shape one another.
His work has been featured at Rush Arts, the White Box gallery, Harvestworks, LMAK Projects, The Roger Smith Hotel and The Center for Book Arts in Manhattan and exhibitions across Europe and Asia. Andrew has received multiple grants and awards for his work including a Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, a Puffin Foundation Grant, an Artslink grant, a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, artist residencies at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Djerassi, Art on Air, the Newark Museum, Diapason Gallery, the Experimental Television Center, CYLAND Media Art Laboratory amongst others. Mr. Demirjian received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College and he is a professor at Monmouth University teaching courses in new media, video production and screen studies.