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Self Portrait of Paul Marinis
Self Portrait of Paul (DeMarinis)(2003) is a “self-portrait” in which the recorded voice of sonic artist Paul DeMarinis defines the image. A sequence of his pre-recorded vocal tones are received from across the room by a microphone and then decoded, illuminating the digitally stored image of DeMarinis on a grid of LED lights. The high tones transmitted by the piece represent white and low tones represent black slowly building a sensory portrait that resonates not only the physical attributes of the artist, but also his voice and personal relationship to sound.