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“This artist’s book is the first comprehensive monograph on sound and media artist Paul DeMarinis. DeMarinis has avidly followed the development of communication media, interested in discoveries being made in the realm of physical phenomena and the corresponding objects and devices that have been invented as well as in their cultural and social aspects. His works embody an aesthetic culture of invention permeated by a critical, yet humorous and poetic spirit. Buried in Noise is being published on the occasion of DeMarinis’s artist fellowship at the DAAD artists’ program in Berlin. The publication compiles documentation on Paul DeMarinis’s complete oeuvre since 1973 and the first published compendium of texts by the artist.”
Contributors include Gascia Ouzounian, Fred Turner, Erkki Huhtamo, Douglas Kahn, Bernd Schulz, Siegfried Zielinski, and Thomas Y. Levin.
Edited by Ingrid Beirer, Sabine Himmelsbach, and Carsten Seiffarth
Publisher Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg/Berlin, 2010
ISBN 9783868281415, 386828141X
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“The Lydgalleriet Retrospective presents a series of conversations, accounts, reflections and responses to the activity of the gallery since it’s first emergence in 2005.
Appearing for the first time in English language translation, the texts and images chart the growth of Lydgalleriet from the early years up until the present day. The book presents an important survey of Nordic sound art and reflects upon wider themes within sonic culture, with contributions from multiple notable voices within the field. This book, first launched at Bergen Art Book Fair 2020, coincides with the gallery’s move to its own purpose built space in Strandgaten, Bergen.”
Edited by Sissel Lillebostad, Julie Lillelien Porter and Samuel Brzeski
Publisher Lydgalleriet, Bergen, November 2020
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An electro-opto-mechanical environment by Steina, with instrumentation by Josef Krames, Woody Vasulka, and Bruce Hamilton. First shown at the Vasulkas exhibition at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, 1978.
“When a human being operates the camera, the assumption is that the camera is an extension of the eye. You move the camera the way you move the head and the body. In video, unlike photography or film, the viewfinder is not necessarily an integral part of the camera apparatus. … In the late 1970s, I began a series of environments titled Machine Vision and Allvision, with a mirrored sphere. Another variation has a motorized moving mirror in front of the camera so that depending on the horizontal or vertical positioning of the mirror, the video monitor displays a continuous pan or tilt either back/forth or up/down. A third variation is a continuous rotation through a turning prism, while still another has a zoom lens in continuing motion, in/out. These automatic motions simulate all possible camera movements freeing the human eye from being the central point of the universe.” (Steina)
Recorded at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 1994/1995
Artist statement and documentation (artist’s website archive with restored videos)
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