Wired Women Salon 89 : Stephanie Loveless + Erin Gee
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7PM
4001, rue Berri (coin Duluth) espace 201
Admission: $5 or *FREE* for members.
Hors d’œuvres and refreshments will be served.
As part of Wired Women S@lon #89, Studio XX is proud to be presenting artists Stephanie Loveless and Erin Gee, hosting an evening of artist talks and concert, on the theme of sound art.
Stephanie Loveless will be presenting the result of her residency project, which took part from January 9 to March 2 at Studio XX, a multi-channel sound project including vocal experimentations, as well as artist Erin Gee, who will give an artist talk along with presenting music and sound excerpts of her work.
As part of her creative practice, Stephanie Loveless digitally transforms sound recordings and vocally mimics the results, in an attempt to embody a variety of “others.” In 2009, she turned this method of vocal research from iconic 20th century songs/singers to the voices and “songs” of non-human creatures, with the intention of playfully - yet also seriously - exploring the boundaries between human and nonhuman subjectivity.
During her residency at Studio XX, she explored the “voices” of members of three different species indigenous to Montréal (the crow, the cricket, and the maple tree), as well as documented this research in a series of multi-channel vocal études.
Attentive to thinkers such as Deleuze and Guattari, Donna Haraway’s work on the ethical co-habitation of humans and non-humans, and the stories of feminist science fiction writer, Ursula K. LeGuin, she wants to encourage attention to, create affectional ties with, the non-human life around us.
In making and studying recordings of maple trees, crickets, and crows – in slowing them down and performing with them, in imagining how they might see and feel, and in using this research to digitally create sonic spaces – she is hoping to open her perspective, however subtly, to their respective worlds.
Erin Gee is an artist from Regina, Saskatchewan who centralizes on digital culture through human voices in electronic bodies. Working in video, performance, robotics and audio art, her work is characterized by a distinctive use of historical referencing that enfolds past narratives into possible futures.
Gee's work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in North America as well as internationally, most recently at such venues as TACTIC, Cork, Ireland (2011), La Centrale, Montreal (2011), and Arcade Gallery, Chicago (2010). Gee has performed at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia (2011), the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2011) and the Deep Wireless Festival of Transmission Art, Toronto (2011). Gee was artist in residence at the MARCS Institute at the University of Western Sydney in 2011 at the invitation of media artist Stelarc. For her work in music composition, Gee was short-listed in the Bourges International Electroacoustic competition (2009). Her work has been reviewed and included in such publications as : WIRE : Adventures in Sound and Music, POIESIS : Journal of the Arts & Communication, as well as Vague Terrain. As a writer, she has published in the journal of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, eContact! and has presented papers at several conferences on sound art and new media. Gee is a founding member of Holophon, an audio curatorial collective based out of Saskatchewan.
Gee has received several awards from the Saskatchewan Arts Board as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and would like to thank both organizations for their support. Gee currently lives and works in Montreal studying at Concordia University’s MFA program in Open Media.
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