Erin Gee: Voice of Echo

"Voice of Echo synthesizes the characters of Echo and Narcissus into a single body and enjoins the iconic with the physical... By virtue of a kind of synaesthetic remapping, Gee enacts a series of givings: icon to presence, sound to sight, Echo to Narcissus, image to music."
- G. Douglas Barrett

In Erin Gee’s exhibition "Voice of Echo", sound and vision are counterposed and crossed, and music and image are presented as interconnected through technological manipulations of data and performance art for video. Taking the characters Echo and Narcissus as her muses, Gee presents an exhibition of video, print, and sound media to re-vision Ovid's classic tale of tragic love. Reflecting upon contemporary states of self-involvement, technological mediation, and representation of identity in digital contexts, Gee will be presenting work from the Voice of Echoseries, as well as a new series of prints derived from digital mappings of the human larynx.

About Erin Gee:

Erin Gee is a Canadian artist 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 at such venues as TACTIC, Cork, Ireland (2011), La Centrale, Montreal (2011), and Arcade Gallery, Chicago (2010). Gee has also performed at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia (2011), the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2011) and the Deep Wireless Festival of Transmission Art, Toronto (2011). Her work was recently featured in POIESIS: Journal of the Arts & Communication as well as Vague Terrain online journal for digital culture. As a writer, she has published in the Canadian Electroacoustic Community's journal eContact!, and has presented papers at several academic conferences on sound art and new media.

Gee's electroacoustic music was short-listed in the Bourges International Electroacoustic competition (2009). Gee is a founding member and president of Holophon, an audio curatorial collective based out of Regina, 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 is currently studying in the MFA program at Concordia University on a Merit Scholarship, and lives in Montreal, Canada.