The work of Paul Devens is interdisciplinary in the fields of composed sound, architecture,video and performance. He exhibits installations in museums, art-spaces and galleries, makes interventions, sometimes commissioned, in public space,
performs concerts in clubs, art-spaces and festivals and occasionally releases
CD- and vinyl-albums.
The possible manifestations of physical space and social context define the
site-specific qualities of his work. To make a unique work in a given space
makes it compulsory for Devens to engage a custom strategy to fit that specific
situation in order to issue- and to unfold the distinctive qualities of that
Field-recordings of common sounds are being lifted out of its original context and implemented in a new one, by example of an installation. These are architectonic constructions, especially made for the physical experience of sound. Each installation
features a soundtrack or composition of previously recorded sounds. The
presence of an audience is integrated as part of the work.
Paul Devens studied at the ABK and the Jan van Eyck Academy
in Maastricht. His work has been installed, performed and screened at: Museum
Z33, Hasselt (B), Marres, Maastricht, Ctrl_Alt_Del, Istanbul, OCA/ISP, Oslo, Kunsthal
Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Diapason Gallery, New York, Radio Art Festival,
Tallinn, D-0 ARK Biennial of Bosnia - Herzegovina, etc.
Paul Devens lives and works in Maastricht
Paul has been an adviser for the overall project and has provided a project week on art&sound that was part of Parallel #1 and accommodated workshops for Parallel #2.