On this occasion, the Fujieda/Jo Laboratory of Kyushu University’s School of Design, Department of Acoustic Design, held a workshop and talked session that warmly welcomed Paul DeMarinis, a media artist who was currently visiting Japan. Paul DeMarinis has effectively used media technology since the early 1970s. He has created numerous works that have gotten ideas from past technologies that are being forgotten and could be considered “another evolution of audio media.” In this workshop, his recent work, “Jiffy POP” (2013), made of a closed circuit and a reconstructed speaker, was used to re-examine the meaning of “producing a sound.” Additionally, the talked session reviewed the works he has produced from a historic viewpoint until now from both a technical and aesthetic perspective. We also discussed this media’s historical significance and value in the environment we found ourselves.
November 17th (Friday)
2017 Kyushu University’s Ohashi Campus Special Sound Studio
16:30-18:00 Workshop participation is free (first come, first serve. Advanced applications required via email)
18:30-20:00 Talk session free entry (Listeners: Mamoru Fujieda and Kazuhiro Jo)
Since 1971, Paul has been active as a media artist, and has released numerous performance pieces, audio and computer installations, and interactive pieces. He was one of the first artists who used computers to create works of art. He has been internationally active in his works including: The Kitchen (New York), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Het Apollohuis (Holland), and Ars Electronica (Lindt). He also created music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His interactive audio works have also been exhibited at the NTT ICC (Tokyo), Bravin Post Lee Gallery (New York), SFMOMA (San Francisco), and the Shanghai Biennial 2006. In 2006, he was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica award (Interactive Art). He created works handling the subject of the boundary between human communication and technology. His main works are “The Edison Effect” that used laser lights from a phonographic recording by employing optics and computers, “Gray Matter” that produced music from the interactions between skin and electricity, “The Messenger” that reviewed electronic anecdotes in communication, “RainDance” and “Firebirds” that create words and music using fire and water. He was an artist in residence at the Exploratorium and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Institute, and he is currently a professor in the Art Department of Stanford University
Sponsor：Department of Acoustic Design, School of Design, Kyushu University Fujieda/Jo Laboratory
Workshop applications and inquiries E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org（城）
※ This workshop and talk session received a grant-in-aide for “creating a structure to produce audio in post digital age” provided by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Funding for Young Researchers（A）（JP17H04772）.