Artist Reception: September 29, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Artist Talk: October 11, 5:30 - 6: 30 pm (Gothic Lounge)
Merging portrait and landscape, The Artist’s Way is an audiovisual navigation through the language space of artist statements. The installation remixes over 400 artist statements of self-identified practitioners of digital/electronic arts sourced from a highly competitive grant application to produce a generative three-dimensional poem, creating a linguistic hopscotch across the collective mind of digital artists. The Artist's Way consists of two large-scale projected artworks that draw upon the history of poetic structures to generate rules for parsing and sequencing the 16,000 words to form a new visual poem. By re-positioning the meta-language of artists' statements as the art itself, The Artist’s Way aims to create a space to contemplate the role that systems of language play in our engagement with art.
Andrew Demirjian builds linguistic, sonic, and visual environments that disrupt habituated ways of reading, hearing and seeing. His interdisciplinary artistic practice examines structures that shape consciousness and perception, questioning frameworks that support the status quo and limit thought. The works are often presented in non-traditional spaces and take the form of multi-channel audiovisual installations, generative artworks, video poems, augmented reality apps and live performances. Demirjian’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of the Moving Image, The New Museum, Fridman Gallery, Transformer Gallery, Eyebeam, Rush Arts, the White Box gallery, the Center for Book Arts, The Arab American National Museum, The Newark Museum and many other galleries, festivals and museums. He is an Associate Professor in the Film and Media Department and the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College teaching theory and production courses in emerging media.