Aldo Tambellini is an iconoclastic artist, who was a formative figure in expanding art media in the early 1960s. He charted an independent path beginning with paintings then exploring new technologies-- hand-painting slides (Lumagrams), films, projections, and video—integrating these new media into a new art form that synthesized visual art, theater, music and dance into visceral, sensory, multimedia installations. Critics and artists recognized Tambellini as an originator of new media art, “Electromedia,” as he coined it. He performed “Electromedia” events in the streets, the churches, and in the theaters of New York generating a sensation. By the end of the decade he established his own club, “The Black Gate,” in collaboration with Otto Piene, advertised as the only club in New York City devoted to multimedia. An intermedia innovator Tambellini exerted a considerable influence on the succeeding generation of new media artists. Woody Vasulka regarded “Tambellini’s and [Nam June] Paik’s concerns in the sixties as the true and direct inspiration to our generation of ‘synthesizing artists’ ” (1992).