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 sound installation. In 2003, she began an exploration of interactive documentary performance with the project Subject to Change, followed by The Sorrow Sponge, works that involved wearable electronics, direct interaction with her audience and live mixing of field recordings. In 2010, her second album, Ellipsis appeared on &records. Her eclectic performances have been presented in a variety of contexts 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 first sound installation, has been presented in Berlin, Paris, Lille, The Hague, Calgary, Casablanca and Montreal. Alexis and her drag king alter-ego, Guizo LaNuit, are mainstays of the Montreal cabaret scene.

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