PAUL DEMARINIS has been working as an electronic media artist since
1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer
installations and interactive electronic inventions. He has performed
internationally, at The Kitchen, Festival d'Automne a Paris, Het
Apollohuis in Holland and at Ars Electronica in Linz and created
music for Merce Cunningham Dance Co. His interactive audio artworks
have been shown at the I.C.C. in Tokyo, Bravin Post Lee Gallery
in New York and The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. He has
been an Artist-in-Residence at The Exploratorium and at Xerox PARC
and has received major awards and fellowships in both Visual Arts
and Music from The National Endowment for the Arts, N.Y.F.A., N.Y.S.C.A.,
the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Much of his work involves speech processed and synthesized by computers,
available on the Lovely Music Ltd. compact disc Music as a Second
Language, and the Apollohuis CD A Listener's Companion.
Major installation works include "The Edison Effect" that
uses optics and computers to make new sounds by scanning ancient
phonograph records with lasers, "Gray Matter" that uses
the interaction of body and electricity to make music, and "The
Messenger" that examines the myths of electricity in communication.
Public artworks include large scale interactive installations at
Park Tower Hall in Tokyo, at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and Expo
1998 in Lisbon and an interactive audio environment at the Ft. Lauderdale
International Airport in 2003.
DeMarinis performed for 23five's Fifth Annual Activating the Medium
festival in 2002.