Alexis O’Hara

Alexis O'Hara

Alexis O’Hara is a trilingual interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her practice exploits allegories of the human voice via electronic improvisation, video and installation. Much of work, be it video, photography, song or interactive performance, has examined issues around exhibitionism & modesty, the public face of human emotion and cognitive science, all couched within the slanted framework of a distinctly feminine strength. 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. Her first contract in musical composition for dance saw her 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 tours Germany, France and Holland in 2010. Alexis’ 2nd full-length CD, Ellipsis, will be released on &records in November 2010.