Chestertown, MD — Internationally acclaimed artist Alexandra Dementieva will present "Non Unexpected Encounters," a discussion of her cutting-edge, interactive video-based art practice, at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m.
The presentation will be moderated by intermedia artist and Washington College Professor of Art Monika Weiss and will be preceded by an informal reception at 6 p.m.
The event is being offered as part of the Shelter Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary celebration running through March and April.
Born in Moscow and based in Brussels since 1991, Alexandra Dementieva combines high-end technology with everyday elements of culture. Utilizing computers, video projections, sound bands, slides, photography and more, she creates multimedia installations that interact with the viewer. Integrating elements of behavioral psychology and a mélange of historical, cultural and political allusions, her video works create a subjective environment in which the spectator becomes the center of the project.
Dementieva has received numerous awards at major multimedia arts festivals in Spain, Russia, Belgium and France. Her work has appeared in galleries throughout Europe, and one of her video pieces is slated to open soon at the Paradise Theater in New York City.
Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "Non Unexpected Encounters" is free and open to the public.
February 29, 2008