Inouk Demers

Inouk Demers is a sound artist, media artist and composer living in Los Angeles. His work has been shown and broadcast in Germany, France, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Russia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States, commissioned, funded, presented at international festivals, exhibited at galleries, and commercially recorded.


EVENTS

apr 22 2017
MESH, audiovisual installation for arts access datathon @ the REEF

oct 17 - nov 3 2016
live interactive sound @ 2nd china onscreen biennial (ucla film & television archive)

mar 12 2016
lions, tigers and... project finale @ pasadena city hall

feb 24 2016
nuoc 2030 @ James Bridges Theater, UCLA

dec 16 2015
nuoc 2030 @ American Center, Ho Chi Minh City

dec 3 2015
nuoc 2030 @ Vietnamese film festival, Ho Chi Minh City

nov 30 2015
nuoc 2030 wins gold @ 19th National Film Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam

oct 11 2015
nuoc 2030 wins best feature @ San Pedro International Film Festival

oct 10 2015
lions, tigers and... @ pasadena city hall

apr 30 2015
nuoc 2030 @ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

apr 18 2015
nuoc 2030 @ Viet Film Fest

apr 6-11 2015
apocalyptic panorama of the chelyabinsk meteor incident @ MAK Center

mar 13,15,17 2015
nuoc 2030 @ CAAMFest (San Francisco)

nov 25 2014
nuoc 2030 @ hanoi international film fest

Work


MESH

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MESH is a data-based audiovisual installation produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Arts Datathon. Datasets were produced by researchers, arts agencies, educators and community advocates in order to improve access to the arts within Los Angeles County. The content of these datasets (GPS coordinates, data on museums, ethnicity, gender, events) is extracted during performance and has a real-time effect on the 3D video map and the sonic parameters (distance, filter, bit depth, etc.) of the ambient music itself.

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Lions, Tigers and...

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Permanent, motion-activated outdoor audio installation located at Pasadena City Hall, in collaboration with Freewaves, Sidestreet Projects and the City of Pasadena. The project questions the significance of the cast-stone lions adorning Pasadena City Hall and collects responses over a period of 5 months amid a range of performative events. The audio installation functions 24/7.

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Apocalyptic Panorama of the Chelyabinsk Meteor Incident

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Papercraft, geolocated building models, video, sound.

A reimagining of the recent meteor impact in Chelyabinsk, Russia, based on existing dashcam and surveillance video of the incident. The original buildings captured on video were geolocated and reconstructed.

Presented at MAK Center for Art & Architecture in 2015.

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NUOC 2030 (soundtrack)

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NUOC is a Vietnamese film by director Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo, set in a near-future Vietnam following the rise of sea levels. NUOC was the opening film for the Panorama Programme of the 2014 Berlinale International Film Festival. It has since screened at festivals in France, South Africa, Spain, Canada, South Korea, Italy, Vietnam and the US.

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INSIDER 

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INSIDER is a live stock trading environment modelled on high-frequency trading, algorithmic trading, and complex financial instruments.

Participants make simulated trades by depositing tokens into black boxes. This triggers a trading algorithm and various sounds occurring continuously in the space; each trade's effect on stock values is displayed in a live stock-quote video projection, alongside flickering images tied to global industry and current events.

INSIDER reflects the increasing abstraction and automation of financial trading and the resultant disconnect between these operations and their real-world effects.

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Soundwalk 2011, Long Beach:

Zine-o-file no. 2

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Zine-o-file is a neighborhood zine based on local photography, local businesses and events, and actual accounts by residents of the South Bay.

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e-copy: $1

Arrêt sur image

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For clarinet, violin, piano and electronics.
Commissioned by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble.
A short work based on having been intercepted by a security guard while field recording. The work performs its own sonic surveillance on the subject.

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Uplink

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Installation.
Cardboard, printed paper, cue cards, adhesive, plumber's cable, nails, wood.
The cell tower base connects to the surrounding artworks via cables (not seen).
Presented at Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery.
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I need to recharge... cut back

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Photomontage, recycling bin, polished glass, laptop, interactive audio documentary.
Part of the ongoing project Conveyance on water policy in Los Angeles.
Presented at Blue Planet, SOMArts.
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Conveyance

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Conveyance is a documentary art project on water policy in Los Angeles.

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Wireless Landscape

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Diorama plus sound.
Plastercloth, Sculptamold, acrylics, sand, dirt, straw, diecast models, wood, LEDs, custom-designed audio software.

Sounds of wireless communications swirl over a post-apocalyptic desert landscape overtaken with cell towers.

Presented at Soundwalk 2011, Long Beach, California.
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interview + presentation:

Custom Audio Products

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Custom Audio Products consists of a collection of loops that can be made into a custom arrangement or provided as is for the user's purposes. The package also includes a license agreement, invoice and catalog. Promotional knick knacks may be sold during performances. Also, questionnaires and testimonials may be gathered at performances to measure customer satisfaction with the product; this information may be made available on a website.

The audio track is an implementation for the Bugallo Williams Piano Duo. The work uses the 'freely licensed' piano preparations found in John Cage's Three Dances for two prepared pianos. This is stated on the invoice.

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Privacy Settings

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Multimedia installation.

Household furniture, thrift store books, framed time zone map, framed woven landscape, framed collage, obsolete memory devices, CD (Sounds of the South Bay), laptop, interactive software.

Presented at Mt. SAC Gallery, Pomona, California.

This installation is a combination of a “fake” home interior and a reading/listening space, a set of fictionalizations of neighborhood life. In the center is a collection of donated books, outdated memory devices, curios, and a map of time zones. The books invoke questions of identity and isolation, with titles like "The Lonely Now", and "Alternate Realities". A laptop application invites people to contribute a sentence or two about their neighborhood. An end table presents two framed images: a miniature woven landscape, and a reduced aerial photo of Los Angeles County; the customary intimate family photo is replaced with the sprawling metropolis. A zine entitled Zine-o-file contains neighborhood photos and actual accounts by South Bay residents. The CD player plays a neighborhood “audio panorama” of field recordings and electronics. These diversified flows of information allow further investigation, while creating a sense of disorientation that is a frequent part of suburban life.

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Zine-o-file no. 1

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Zine-o-file is a neighborhood zine based on local photography, local businesses and events, and actual accounts by residents of the South Bay.
click to preview
e-copy: $1

Ville frontalière, 11 août

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Field recordings collected in the US/Mexico border town of Nogales.
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Sounds of the South Bay

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Field recordings, electronics.
Audio component of Privacy Settings, a multimedia installation.
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