Paul DeMarinis - Exhibition Works

"Blue Steel Blues" (2017)
CAS Gallery, Osaka, Japan October 2017

"Weave, Wave, Woven" (2017)
ANX Gallery, Oslo Norway September 2017

"For deForest" (2017)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 2017 - January 2018

Tympanic Alley” (2015)
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco Oct 2015 – Jan 2016

“Turing’s (Screen) Test" (2015)
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA

Helmholtz(DUO)” (2015)
Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Aug-Nov. 2015

"Lunar Drift" (2014) in collaboration with Rebecca Cummins
Permanent Collection of Western Washington University, Bellingham WA.

"Jiffy_Pop" (2013)
CAS Gallery, Osaka, October 2017
Beall Center for Art & Technology, U.C. Irvine 2014
OCAT Gallery, ShenZhen, China Nov – Dec 2015

"Around the World" (2010)
"The Flight of AF144" (2010)
Historic Water Reservoir in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin

"pneuma" (2010)
DAAD Gallery, Berlin
Edith Ruß Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany

"Dust" (2009)
sequentially scanned projections of pairs of faces slowly accumulates a glowing image on a bed of phosphorescent powder. As the powder is vibrated by sound waves, the faces distort and vanish, leaving in their wake the images of sound vibrations.
Edith Ruß Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany 2010
DAAD Gallery, Berlin 2010
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh October 2009 - January 2010

"Early Media goes to the Movies" (2008)
A collection of works that employ precinematic technologies to reinvent Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend (1967) Three large scale slit-scan panoramic prints, a stereo viewer, a panoramic music box and a novel 3D projector.
Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium May-July 2012
Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford, CA September 2009 - January 2010
Braunstein-Quay Gallery, San Francisco Sept. - Oct. 2008

"Hypnica" (2007)
Electronically rigged metronomes speak in the voices of hypnotists to lull the listener into a receptive aural state.
Eyebeam, New York 2008
San Jose Museum of Art May - August 2008
Solway-Jones Gallery, Los Angeles Oct 2007
Miami-Basel Art Fair, Miami Nov. 2007

"One Bird" (2007)
A singing flame presents a recital of classical and popular airs by Signora Adelina Patti (1843-1918) the oldest tonsils on wax.
Mois Multi Festival, Quebec City, QC Feb 2007
UMBC March-April 2012

"A Measure of Gold" (2007)
Design for a golden object inspired by Piero della Francesca, crafted by the master goldsmiths of Arezzo.
Orod’autore, Arezzo Italy March – July 2007

"From Rome to Tripoli" (2006)
Based on a recreation of the 1908 radio transmitter of Majorana, high voltage and a stream of vitriolic acid convene to broadcast the corrosive and unwelcome sounds of western culture (Mozart, Verdi, Bavarian Waltzes and Futurist poetry) toward un-attuned ears.
Waves Dortmund, Germany May 2007
Vilni/Waves Festival, Riga, Latvia August – Sept 2006

Low frequency soundwaves, standing and traveling along a 150 meter tunnel over the Rhine, are revealed and animated by a series of luminous sensors.
BrückenMusik, Köln, Germany June – July 2006

"A Light Rain" (2004) (collaboration with Rebecca Cummins)
A water mist curtain creates rainbows when the sun shines. Visitors can hear music by walking into the mist with umbrellas that act as loudspeakers as the water passes over them.
BIACS, Biennale di Sevilla 2 October 2008 to 11 January 2009
Shanghai Biennale Sept. – Oct 2006
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki August – Sept. 2004

"Firebirds" (2004)
Oracular flames kept captive within birdcages recite speeches of some dictators of the twentieth century. Gas flames, suitably modulated by electrical fields can be made to act as omnidirectional loudspeakers of surprising clarity and amplitude.
Minoreten Kirche, Krems Austria March-July 2010
Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia Nov. 2007
Happy NewEars Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium Sept – Oct 2006
Galerie Kapelica, Ljubljana Slovenia March 2006
Kunstecentrum Vooruit, Gent Belgium February 2006
OK Centrum Fur Gegenwart Kunst, Linz Austria September 2005
Garage Media Festival, Stralsund, Germany Aug 4 – 14, 2004
Singuhr Hörgalerie, Berlin June 24 – Aug 1, 2004
Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco, Apr 21 – May 21, 2004

"Tongues of Fire"(2004)
Film recordings of vibrating flames representing the articulation of speech, based on 19th century manometric flame devices.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York Apr. – May 2007
Singuhr Hörgalerie, Berlin June 24 – Aug 1, 2004
Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco, Apr 21 – May 21, 2004

"Dérive Quebec" (2003)
Kinetic object and video projection. A 48” diameter wooden disk moves and tilts unpredictably. Inside a small robotic tank roams algorithmically over a fancifully rearranged map of Quebec City, transmitting video of its location via a wireless video link to the projector.
Avatar, Quebec, QC May – June 2003

"Rebus" (2003) (collaboration with Enrique Chagoya)
Public interactive sound and art project for entrance to underground parking garage at Stanford Medical Center. Permanent installation, opened April 2003.

"Wavescape" (2003)
A permanent interactive sound installation for the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, opened January 2003.

"According to Scripture" (2002)
An installation of large digital prints of recorded sounds recorded before the invention of the phonograph, accompanied by sound samples derived from these graphic traces by computer processing of line images into sound files.
Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Germany June – July 2002

"Moondust Memories" (2001)
Little autonomous rovers explore the dark side of the moon, leaving behind luminous traces; accompanied by outer space sounds, occasionally punctuated by alien giggles. Installation 15 ft. x 15 ft.
UMBC Art Gallery, Baltimore Md. Oct 2005-Jan 2006
T.W.Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University Sept – Oct. 2002
Gallery 2211, Los Angeles March 2002
New Langton Arts , San Francisco, CA. June 2001

"Walls in the Air" (2001)
A postwar Polish radio set receives messages from the programs of Radio Free Europe mingled with contemporaneous AM broadcasts. Created to accompany a historical show on Radio Free Europe.
The Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA. April - Dec 2001

"The Products of Our Industry" (2000)
Site specific three story high text piece commissioned for exterior museum wall.
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco July-Aug 2000

"Four Foxhole Radios" (2000)
A series of working radios constructed from unlikely materials such as chewing gum wrappers, broken light bulbs and rusty nails offers proof of technology in its absence.
Foster Art Gallery, U. Wisconsin Eau Claire Jan-Feb 2000

"The Lecture of Comrade Stalin..." (1996-2002)
The voices of Joseph Stalin, Elvis Presley, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Spike Jones mingle and converse in the ether and are received and made audible by four ancient shortwave radios.
Deep Wireless, Toronto May, 2005
S.F. Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco May -June 2001
Galerie Otso, Helsinki Feb - March 2000
Ecole d'Art de Aix en Provence, France April - May 1999

"RainDance" (1998)
Twenty falling streams of water, modulated with audio signals, create music and sound when intercepted by visitors' umbrellas.
Digitale Wasserspiele" ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany 2016
Kunstfestspiele, Herrenhausen Gärten, Hannover Germany June-July 2014
Klangspuren, Innsbruck, Austria Sept. 2013
Sound Exhibition, ZKM Karlsruhe 2012
Edith Russ Haus fur Medienkunst, Oldenburg July - Sept 2010
Zero1 Festival, San Jose, CA May - June 2008
Foro Cultural, Leon Mexico Jan-Feb. 2008
Chants Mechaniques, Lille, France Oct. 2007
Festival Internacional de Arte, Leon, Mexico Aug – Sept. 2007
First International Media Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan Oct – Nov.2006
Galerie Kapelica Ljubljana Slovenia March 2006
Festival Archipel, Geneva, Swuitzerland March, 2004
Maerz Musik, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany March, 2003
MicroWave Festival, Hong Kong Nov. 2002
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria September 2001
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Oct. 2000 - Jan. 2001
Swatch Pavilion, Expo 1998 Lisbon, Portugal May - Sept 1998

"The Messenger" (1998 – revised 2005)
Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica: Golden Nica in Interactive Art 2006

Email messages received over the internet are displayed letter by letter on three alphabetic telegraph receivers: a large array of 26 talking washbasins, each intoning a letter of the alphabet in Spanish; a chorus line of 26 dancing skeletons and a series of 26 electrolytic jars with metal electrodes in the form of the letters A to Z that oscillate and bubble when electricity is passed through them.

Tesla, Berlin October – Nov. 2006
OK Centrum für Gegenwart Kunst, Linz, Austria Sept – Oct 2006
Manchester Museum of Science &Industry, UK Oct 2005- Jan 2006
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University August 2001 – Jan. 2002
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Oct. 2000 - Jan. 2001
Nelson Art Gallery, U.C. Davis Spring 2000
Galerie Otso, Helsinki Feb - March 2000
Braunstein-Quay Gallery, San Francisco Dec - Jan 2000
Galerie Metronom, Barcelona February 1998

"Grind Snaxe Blind Apes ( A Study for Pomeroy's Tomb)" (1997)
A room constructed of cardboard storage boxes. Inside, a wire cage encloses a mechanized monkey's paw that draws the face of the deceased in light on a slowly rotating phosphorescent drum, accompanied by the sound of his snoring.
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin Germany March 2006
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Oct. 2000 - Jan. 2001
Nelson Art Gallery, U.C. Davis Spring 2000
San Francisco Camerawork Sept - Oct 1998
San Jose Museum of Art February - May 1997

"Living with Electricity" (1997)
Three domestic settings, each containing a throw rug, a lamp, a transduced rocking chair and a sound making device fitted with actuators. The three areas are interconnected via local area network so that rocking in one chair produces movement and sound in a different one.
Mills College Gallery, Oakland, CA February - March 1997

"Sound Waves and Scan-O-Vision" (1996)
Two large scale public interactive installations commissioned by Swatch for their Pavilion at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Timing devices and sensors developed for Olympic competitions are used as input and display devices allowing members of the public to trigger sounds, rhythms and create time motion images of themselves in playful and engaging ways.
Swatch Olympic Pavilion, Atlanta Georgia July - August 1996

"Gray Matter" (1995)
Interactive electrified objects that produce sound and sensation when stroked with the hand.
Edith Russ Haus fur Medienkunst, Oldenburg 2010
University of Colorado Galleries Sept. – Oct 2004
Cal State University, Chico, CA Feb 2002
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Oct. 2000 - Jan. 2001
Galerie Otso, Helsinki Feb - March 2000
ICC Gallery, Tokyo August - September 1997
Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco December 1996
Sonambiente, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin August - September 1996
Bravin Post Lee Gallery, New York January February 1996
Obscure, Quebec September-October 1995
Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA September 1995
Center for the Arts, San Francisco August - September 1995

"Chaotic Jumpropes" (1994)
Bright vibrating cords and motors comprise a dynamic system that moves between order and chaos. Tracked by computers, these motions are translated into musical sounds, allowing interactive exploration of chaos as sight, sound and touch. Internet access provides online control of the chaotic systems.
Czech Cultural Center, New York June-Oct 2012
phaeno, Wolfsburg, Germany Permanent 2005 -
ICC Gallery, Tokyo August - September 1997
Arizona State University Computing Commons April, 1997
Obscure, Quebec, QC. September-October 1995
Park Tower Hall, Tokyo Japan March-April 1995
Narodni Technicke Muzeum, Prague November 1994

"The Edison Effect" (1989-1993)
Ancient phonograph records, wax cylinders and holograms are scanned with lasers to produce music at once familiar and distant, like some faintly remembered melody running through the head.
SECA show, SFMOMA, San Francisco 2011
Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg 2010
NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany Sept 2002
Tryon Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, N.C. June – Sept, 2001
Galerie Otso, Helsinki Feb - March 2000
Ecole d'art de Aix-en-Provence April - May 1999
Musee d'Art Contemporain Lyon, France Feb - April 1999
De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam August, 1998
Site Gallery, Sheffield, U.K. June - July 1998
ICC Gallery, Tokyo August - September 1997
Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria April - May 1997
SFMOMA, San Francisco Sept-Dec 1996
Bravin Post Lee Gallery, New York January February 1996
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio Jan-Mar, 1995
I.S.E.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki August, 1994
Klingende Dinge, Schloss Ottenstein, Austria June - Sept 1994
Teatro Juarez, Guanajuato, Mexico March 1994
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA Feb - Mar 1994
Obscure Gallery, Quebec City April 1993
San Francisco Art Institute Gallery Feb - Mar 1993
Palm Beach C.C. Art Museum, Florida Nov. 1992 - Jan 1993
Threadwaxing Space, New York City Sept - Oct 1992
Sound Culture, Sydney, Australia Oct - Nov 1991
Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland Sept 1990 - May 1991
C.O.C.A. Seattle, Washington Mar - May 1990
Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco July - August 1989
Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands May 1989

"Fireflies Alight on the Abacus of Al-Farabi" (1989)
A 60 foot long music wire with little dancing loops of monofilament is stretched in a dark room and illumined by an emerald laser beam. The loops dance on the harmonic nodes of the wire, producing flickering points of light and aeolian harp-like sounds.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum Sept – Nov 2005
De Puddingfabriek, Groningen, Holland April 2003
Resonanzen, Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Germany June – Aug 2002
Bits and Pieces, University of Hartford, CT Nov-Dec 2001
Festival Arte Sonoro, Mexico City June 2000
Galerie Otso, Helsinki Feb - March 2000
Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland Nov 1998
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands March, 1998
ICC Gallery, Tokyo August - September 1997
Obscure, Quebec September-October 1995
Museum City Tenjin, Fukuoka, Japan Sep - Oct 1994
San Francisco Art Institute Gallery Feb - Mar, 1993
Kunstverein Gianozzo, Berlin Mar - Apr 1990
San Jose Museum of Art, California Oct - Dec 1989
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, Ca. June, 1989

"An Unsettling Matter" (1991)
An autobiographical work incorporating family photos, projected panoramic desert landscapes, a small leaden hut, a geiger counter and a radio from which emanate voices telling stories about radioactive contamination spread across the Nevada desert . On the floor is a harmless but noticeable powder which spreads by clinging to visitors as it contaminates the environs.
Yellow Springs Institute, Pennsylvania July 1992
Ars Electronica Linz, Austria September 1991

"Alien Voices" (1988)
Visitors enter two antique wood and glass telephone booths engage in conversation, hearing the melody of their voices translated into music or changed into whispers, robotic monotones or alien melodies.
Technorama Schweiz, Winterthur permanent since 2006
phaeno Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany Permanent 2005 –
Electronic Carnival, Lollapalooza Tour July - Sept 1994
Multimediale II, Karlsruhe, Germany June 1991
Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland Sept 1990 - May 1991
World Financial Center, New York City March - May 1990
The Exploratorium, San Francisco Permanent collection, 1989
Kanagawa Science Park, Kawasakishi, Japan Permanent collection, 1989

"Voice Creatures" (1986)
A series of synthetic personalities, including two radio-genies and a sewer-saint who respond to visitors' voices with phrases, moans, and secret codes.
Works Gallery, San Jose, Ca. June 1989
Soundwaves Show at N.Y. City Gallery May-June 1986
Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkhill, N.Y. July-August 1986

"Music Room" / Faultless Jamming" (1982)
A multi-player interactive music system consisting of five touch-sensitive guitars connected to a computer which allows people with no previous musical training to engage in a lively musical dialog.
Museo El Paplote, Mexico City Permanent since 1992
Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland Sept 1990 - May 1991
The Boston Childrens Museum Permanent collection 1986
Touch the Universe, Winnipeg, Manitoba Permanent collection 1985
The Pittsburg Childrens Museum Permanent collection 1985
The Ontario Science Centre Permanent collection 1984
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT January- March 1984
The Exploratorium, San Francisco Permanent collection 1982

"Sound Fountain" (1982) in collaboration with David Behrman
Touch sensitive sticks make music and move computer generated creatures around a video screen.
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY March-April 1982
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago June, 1982

"Sounds and the Shadows of Sounds" (1979)
A computer quietly listens to the sounds in the environment for a while, analyses what it hears, then plays the spectral "shadows" of its memories as slowly shifting patterns of filtered white noise.
80 Langton St., San Francsico January - March 1980
Media Studies, Buffalo, NY December- January 1979

"The Pygmy Gamelan" (1973)
Five to ten little electronic circuits respond to electrical fluctuations in the galaxy by improvising around five-note phrases.
Prada Foundation, Ca’ del Corner, Venezia, Italy June-Sept. 2014
Whitney Museum, New York 20th Century II Spring 2000
P.S. 1, New York April 1980
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN June 1980
L.A.I.C.A., Los Angeles July-August 1979
Musee Galliera, Paris October 1976
Galerie Shandar, Paris December 1976