Ian Andrews - Biography


Dr. Ian Andrews, is a Sydney based media artist and theorist working with generative sound, video and text in installation formats. Areas of research interest include aesthetics, philosophy, poetry, sound, media and film theory, semio-linguistics and contemporary art. He is particularly interested in the pedagogic possibilities of post-aesthetic art theories and practices, and how such directions relate to methodologies of practice-led research. His recent teaching experience has encompassed the cultural and theoretical aspects of sound, sound art, cinematic soundtrack and music with a strong emphasis on Continental philosophy.

Andrews has exhibited his works in various international film and video festivals including festivals in Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Naples, Catania, Amsterdam, Berlin and Wellington, in addition to numerous events and exhibitions throughout Australia.  He has spoken about and presented his work at various conferences, both nationally and internationally.  In June 2001 he presented a retrospective of his work, from 1983 to 2000, as part of the Sydney Film Festival.
In 2004 he exhibited work at Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, the FILE festival in Sao Paulo, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (as part of ISEA2004).