NRW Forum Dusseldorf

My collaborative work with Sofian Audry, of the soone (2018) will be featured in an exciting exhibition at NRW Forum focused on contemporary art and AI, curated by Tina Sauerländer (peer to space).

Artists: Nora Al-Badri & Jan Nikolai Nelles (DE), Jonas Blume (DE) Justine Emard (FR), Carla Gannis (US), Sofian Audrey and Erin Gee (CAN), Liat Grayver (ISR/DE), Faith Holland (US), Tuomas A. Laitinen (FI), and William Latham (UK)

Initiated and hosted by Leoni Spiekermann (ARTGATE Consulting)
Curated by Tina Sauerlaender and Peggy Schoenegge
At NRW Forum Düsseldorf,  Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany

Preview: May 25 – 27, 2018, during Meta Marathon (Tickets/Apply)
Opening: June 8, 2018, 7pm

Exhibition: June 9 – August 19, 2018

We are particularly excited for this exhibition because we will debut a 3D printed enclosure for the work made especially by Gregory Perrin, who has previously worked with me on the sensor box for Project H.E.A.R.T. (2017) as well as an amazing box for installation of Swarming Emotional Pianos (2015).

NRW Forum website 

peer to space website


Image: Radio XX hosts Julia Dyck, Belen Arenas et Amanda Harvey.


My soft spoken whispering sound art of the soone (2018) made in collaboration with Sofian Audry will be featured as part of the XXFiles Radio Show’s programming for Nuit Blanche 2018, Riding the Wave: a pirate radio festival, broadcasting live from a little studio on Van Horne/Waverly at 104.3FM in Montreal at 6am on March 4th.  Wish I could be there to turn on a real radio to hear it.

Click here for the official website


The XX Files is the aural-satellite to Montreal-based feminist media arts space Studio XX. This intersectional feminist media collective works to explore all aspects of our techno-world from the perspective of women living it.

The show was started by Deborah VanSlet and Kathy Kennedy in 1996 on CKUT 90.3 FM and continues to features diverse, compelling feminist perspectives about art, technology and society. The XX Files represents a feminist statement about our relationship to the digital world through traditional media as both a feminist public and a social space that allows feminist icons and marginalized narratives to have their voices heard.

The current team is composed of Julia Dyck and Amanda Harvey. The collective continues to host the weekly CKUT show alongside two monthly internet radio shows, one on Montreal’s N10.AS as well as one on France’s CAMP. The collective also presents live audio-visual performances and DJ sets.

In the summer of 2017, The XX Files completed a residency at Studio XX where they produced a triptych of audio documentaries, devised a live A/V performance, and built FM radios. In March of 2018, they are curating and presenting a shortwave pirate radio festival for Nuit Blanche à Montréal.


March 3 – 4, 7:00pm – 7:00am

Broadcasting live from Earth II, 134 Van Horne, Studio 212

Open to the public until 2AM


Live streaming


104.3FM (Van Horne/ Waverley)

Her Environment Chicago

I am previewing a new work I made in collaboration with Sofian Audry, tentatively titled DeepASMR at Her Environment in Chicago in a few days.

Without giving away too much, I’ve been working with Sofian on how AI can be processed, embodied, and felt as a personal relationship through gentle whispers and vocalizations. The work exists as a sound recording for the moment.


Murmurs and Palpitations is a show about ritualized processes of healing and understanding. The show confronts the politics of navigating emotional responses within an environment of virtuality by directly remediating our lived experiences. The pieces in this show pose the question of the dynamic between intimate and immersive media and the ontological self, as experienced through multiple senses and ritualistic gestures. Interpreting Murmurs and Palpitations as sensory and experiential – living electronics – listening to the pulses and vibrations of the works, as they change rhythm through the practice of their language, their breath, the sound and smells of their environment.

Her Environment is an expanded new media art series highlighting feminine spectrum artists. Our focus is on broadening the understanding of how New Media practices can be used in multiple forms of art making, from video to installation and performance. Our aim is to show pieces that challenge how new media can be used, and the male dominated culture that surrounds it.

murmuring of screens, of bodies
living electronics, low, soft voices
breathing && quivering
incoming messages && touches
exercise in the form of repetitive motions

Curated by
Chelsea Welch & Iryne Roh
w/ Allie Shyer & Nina Berman

Video Games:
Paloma Dawkins – Gardenarium (Canada)
Tahutahu Studios – Idearum (Madrid, Spain)

Hannah Newman – Sky Water (Portland, OR)
Samantha Fickel – Touch Screen (Illinois, US)
Rena Anakwe – Living Narratives [iter.03] (Brooklyn, NY)
Madeeha Lamoreaux – Obtained | Retained [Blood Battery] (Chicago, IL)

Hiba Ali – Con-tai-ner (Chicago, IL)
Hifsa Farooq – Two Fans (Lahore, Pakistan)
Yaloo Pop – Workout Routine 2018 (Seoul, Korea/Chicago, IL)

Erin Gee and Sofian Audry – Deep ASMR (Montreal, Canada)

Mitsu Salmon -Formosan Wood (Chicago, IL)

01/10/2018 ~ 01/27/2018
MURMURS AND PALPITATIONS is open for viewing from January 10th through the 27th!

of the soone

In this work, artists Sofian Audry and Erin Gee use the soft vocalizations of ASMR to translate deep learning processes into an intimate, human scale that incorporates role play and personal attention into the syntactical unfolding of an alien vocalization.

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a growing genre of aural performance specific to online communities of amateur media creators (ASMRtists) who experiment with aural “triggers” such as whispered words, personal attention, subtle high frequency tapping, and abstract gentle body sounds to soothe the listener into calm and sometimes euphoric states. Through Gee’s tender vocalizations of machine performance we re-embody AI, and give it a physical intimacy through its technological re-mediation as sound.

The algorithmic process featured in this work is a deep recurrent neural network agent known as a “long short term memory” (LSTM) as it processes or “reads” Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The network encounters the book character by character, familiarizing itself with the syntactical universe of the text. As it reads and re-reads the book, it slowly and hesitantly attempts to mimick Brontë’s style within the constraints of its own artificial “body”, hence finding its own alien voice. The revoicing of that speech by a human performer allows the listener to witness the program’s journey from syntactical spaces, vowels, and syllables, eventually creating strings of intelligible text that come to generate sentences.

Exhibition History:

January 2018: Her Environment @ TCC Gallery, Chicago
March 2018: XXFiles Radio @ Nuit Blanche, Montreal
April 2018: NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany

Erin Gee recording “of the soone” at Perte de Signal, Montreal