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Andrew Schneider

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
- | Elebash Recital Hall


Photo by Andrew Schneider

Photo by Zbiniew Byzmek/Andrew Schneider

cross-section work-in-progress
programmed and performed by Andrew Schneider

This is what it feels like to be alive — right now.

Artist Statement: My performance and design work critically investigates our everyday emotional, physical, and psychological dependence on technology. I attempt to cut to the core of what it feels like to try to be a human being in a contemporary media culture.

About Andrew Schneider: Andrew Schneider is a performer and interactive-electronics artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Schneider creates and performs his own solo performance works, is a Wooster Group company member (video/performer), and builds interactive electronic art works and installations.

Andrew’s original performance work includes Tidal (2013), as part of a Laurie Anderson curated track for the 2013 River2River festival; Wow+Flutter (2010) at The Chocolate Factory; five Avant-Garde-Arama! works (2005-2013) at PS122; Pleasure (2009) at Issue Project Room; and resident artist (2006) at LEMURplex.

Andrew creates wearable, interactive electronic art works such as the Solar Bikini, (a bikini that charges your iPod), and wireless programmable sound effect gloves. His interactive work has been featured in such publications as Art Forum and Wired, among others and at the Center Pompidou in Paris. Andrew created the visuals for and performed with the band Fischerspooner’s ENTERTAINMENT 2009 world tour and is currently a member of the dance-pop band AVAN LAVA.

Schneider has served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU and teaches courses on Technology and Performance both at the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Bowdoin College, and Carleton College. Andrew holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU.