laughingweb.space

3 October 2018, 19:00 - 22:00

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • exhibition : 4 - 26 October 2018
  • Opening hours: [ WED TO FRI ] 16:00-19:00 -- [ SAT & SUN ] 13:00-17:00
  • Erin Gee

The laughter of this space is charged, political, infectious, complexly musical, and borne of the air that survivors still breathe.

- Erin Gee was inspired by the pioneer canadian artist : Cheryl L'hirondelle - 

« laughingweb.space » is an internet-based laugh-in for survivors of sexual violence. Through an easy to use audio interface, survivors are invited to listen and to laugh together in a public, virtual space. Sound and laughter provide another way of counting--and being counted--in online spaces and public consciousness. Visitors can either participate as witnesses, or contribute their voices and leave their own mark: those who record their laughter are invited to leave either their name or a pseudonym. The artist made this project as a communal, networked monument expressing solidarity and virtual togetherness: a space of healing, and also a space for reflecting upon the impacts of violence in our society.

BIO/ Erin Gee is an artist who explores digital culture through metaphors of human voices in electronic bodies. Working across musical performance, choral composition, robotics, and audio art, Gee’s practice is distinguished by an interdisciplinary approach to sound in art and music, as well as in areas of technology, science and engineering. Gee has shown recently at Ars Electronica, Linz (2018), NRW Forum, Germany (2018), Lydgalleriet, Bergen (2018), Digifest Toronto, Canada (2018), Trinity Square Video, Toronto (2017), and MediaLive Festival at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (2017). In 2018 she was in residence at IEM Graz for the Algorithms that Matter residency, developing processes for “embodied algorithmicity” in sound.

Her use of DIY and open-source biosensors to creatively explore physiological markers of emotion has been written about in Scientific American, VICE, MusicWorks, Canadian Art magazine, and esse, among others.

3 October 2018, 19:00 - 22:00

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • exhibition : 4 - 26 October 2018
  • Opening hours: [ WED TO FRI ] 16:00-19:00 -- [ SAT & SUN ] 13:00-17:00