Adjunct Instructor and Film / Video Technician
Zach Poff is a New York area digital media artist, educator, and maker-of-things. Through his artwork, teaching, and software he examines the tremendous opportunities and challenges that arise from the translation of our experiences into "information". His recent work has been focused on how traditional broadcasting reverberates into digital media and influences notions of an emerging post-broadcast discourse. He currently teaches Sound Art at Cooper Union School of Art in NYC. He has taught media theory, video art, and digital photography at Bennington College and Cooper Union Continuing Education. He has received fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts (2007), and free103point9 Transmission Arts Collective (2009). His work has been shown in the U.S. and internationally at venues including ISEA 2008 (Singapore), Art Interactive, Artists Space, The Stonington Opera House, Hallwalls Art Center, Unity Performing Arts Center, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, and Polli Talu Art Center (Estonia). He was a member of MAP Intermedia, a group that combined dance, video and sound work in a collaborative environment that challenged the traditions of authorship within the performing arts. His sound-design credits include Walid Raad's performance/video My Neck is Thinner than a Hair, Lynn Sachs' documentaries States of Unbelonging and Investigation of a Flame, (Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival), and Hollie Lavenstein's CLEAVE, (Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at The Ann Arbor Film Festival).