Alexis O’Hara

Alexis O’Hara is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her practice exploits allegories of the human voice via electronic improvisation, video and installation. In 2001, she released a book of poetry entitled (more than) Filthy Lies; and in 2002, her first album, In Abulia (Grenadine Records). Several mini-CDs followed. In 2003, she began an exploration of interactive documentary performance with the project Subject to Change, followed by The Sorrow Sponge, both projects involve wearable electronics and direct interaction with her audience. She recently undertook her first contract in musical composition for dance, scoring the 20th anniversary gala for Montreal’s center for live art practices, Studio 303. Her eclectic performances have been presented in a variety of contexts, from spoken word to live art festivals, new music symposiums to “women & technology” events in Slovenia, Austria, Mexico, Germany, Spain, The United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium and across Canada and the US. She has shared the stage with such diverse artists as Diamanda Galàs, Ursula Rucker, Henri Chopin and TV on the Radio. SQUEEEEQUE, her sound installation is set to tour Germany & France in early 2010. In 2010, for the second year running, she accepts the challenge launched by artist Dayna McLeod and is producing one video a week. Alexis is presently at work on her second album.

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