Erin Gee (Montreal, b. 1983) is an artist and composer who creates artworks that promote critical sensuality, affect, haptics, communication, and presence in sonic and digital architectures. Inspired by the human voice as a conceptual object, she likens the vibration of vocal folds to electricity and data across systems, or vibrations across matter, that inform larger structures of power via gender in contemporary life. She is known for her use of physiological sensors to promote and embodied relation to algorithmicity, and is a DIY expert in affective biofeedback, implicating the body of the listener as part of her cybernetic systems in place. Her work in vocal composition, networked performance, ASMR, VR, AI and robotics was shown in solo exhibition at MacKenzie Art Gallery (CA), and Hamilton Artists Inc (CA), as well as festivals and group exhibitions such as LEV Festival (ES), MUTEK (CA), Darling Foundry (CA), Trinity Square Video (CA), Toronto Biennale (CA), Elektra Festival (CA), Ars Electronica, NRW Forum (DE), and MediaLive Festival (US).
Gee’s artistic research in physiological markers of emotion have been written about in neural.it, Scientific American blog, VICE, MusicWorks, and Canadian Art magazine. Gee has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, as well as support from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. She is grateful for their continued support of the arts.
Currently Gee is a doctoral student in the Composition et création sonore program in the faculty of music at Université de Montreal, where she is studying with Nicolas Bernier articulating feminist materialist compositional methods in biofeedback music. She is invited artist in residence at L’institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke in partnership with Sporobole artist run center 2021-2022.
Gee’s work can be found in public and private collections. She is an active member of Perte de Signal artist collective (Montreal).