Based on the discoveries and writings of Lee De Forest, radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, an installation that explores how technologies and new media grow out of dreams.
Moondust Memories (2001)
The Products of Our Industry (2000)
RainDance / Musica Acuatica (1998)
Grind Snaxe Blind Apes A Study For Pomeroys Tomb (1997)
Gray Matter (1995)
The Edison Effect (1989-1993)
The Pygmy Gamelan (1973)
Paul DeMarinis has been working as a multimedia electronic artist since 1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer installations and interactive electronic inventions. He has performed internationally, including at The Kitchen, New York; Festival dAutomne à Paris; Het Apollohuis, Holland; and Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. His interactive audio artworks have been shown at the I.C.C. in Tokyo, Bravin Post Lee Gallery in New York, the Musee dArt Contemporain in Lyon, France, De Ijsbreker in Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium and at Xerox PARC. DeMarinis has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Recent public artworks include large scale interactive installations at Park Tower Hall in Tokyo, at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and Expo 1998 in Lisbon.
1973 MFA, Electronic Music and the Recording Media, Mills College, Oakland, CA
1971 BA, Music and Filmmaking, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
April, May, June 2008
Paul DeMarinis’ Hypnica was included in the 01SJ Festival, in the exhibition Superlight. In this piece, electronically rigged metronomes speak in the voices of hypnotists to lull the listener into a receptive aural state. DeMarinis' Raindance was also installed as part of the 01SJ Festival. In this piece, jets of water modulated by audio signals carry sound vibrations that are inaudible to the human ear. The sounds cannot be heard until the water jet is intercepted by a large umbrella, where sound is then decoded and resonated from the umbrella's surface.
Paul DeMariniss The Messenger was awarded the Golden Nica for Interactive Art at the Ars Electronica Festival, which took place in September in Linz, Austria. His piece created an electronic democracy, as international emails were received, decoded and output to three systems that referenced early experiments in telecommunications.
Paul DeMarinis was featured in the ZeroOne Festival, in which artists grappled with alternate applications of new technologies, in San Jose, California in August.