Emmett Palaima is an artist working with electronics and esoteric processes of sound creation. His practice is conceptually rooted in the idea that technology and magic are one and the same, and that electricity is a manifestation of the divine or elemental forces underlying physical reality. In his work he alternatively seeks to celebrate the power of this force and give it worship, through the creation of devotional objects and intensely physical electronic experiences, and to analyze humanity’s relationship to this force in the context of a globalized industrial economy.
His past work includes gallery exhibitions in New York, Texas, and Santa Fe, work on immersive art installations with Meow Wolf and Dadalab, performance as a touring musician, and design of guitar pedals and synthesizers under the Hammerhead Audio moniker. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.