Main focus: Digital uncanny
Languages: English, French
Topics: new media feminism, digital uncanny, biosensors, data sonification, soundart, robotics
Topics: - Data sonification - robotics - digital uncanny - media feminism - sound art - emotional physiology - biosensors and emotional surveillance
Erin Gee is a Canadian artist whose work primarily explores digital culture through the metaphors of human voices in electronic bodies. Working in video, performance, robotics and audio art, Gee has exhibited most recently at University of Toronto Art Center (2015), Trinity Square Video, Toronto (2015), Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal (2015), Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters, Montreal (2014), and Nuit Blanche Calgary (2014).
For her work in multichannel electroacoustic music composition, Gee was short-listed in the Bourges International Electroacoustic competition in 2009. In 2011 Gee was invited by new media artist Stelarc to participate in a residency at Marcs Institute, University of Western Sydney, in order to create and perform her opera for mobile robotics, Orpheux Larynx, featuring Stelarc's Thinking Head at the Powerhouse Museum of Technology. Her work combining robotics and human emotion has been reviewed in publications such as Scientific American, VICE, Oyster Magazine, National Post, and La Presse. Gee has published work in Leonardo Music (2013) as well as eContact! Journal of Canadian electroacoustic community. Gee is the creator of futurefemmes, an online blog archived by Cornell University featuring interviews, showcased work and links to relevant articles on the topic of women working in technological culture. Originally from Regina, SK, Gee is currently teaching in the Communications department of Concordia University on topics of sound, gender and technology in Montreal..
Gee has received awards from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council for the Arts, support from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and would like to thank these organizations for their support.
Examples of previous talks / appearances:
Interview for VICE magazine
Radio interview with CBC radio, Canada