Alexis O’Hara

Alexis O’Hara is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her practice examines 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 and locations 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. Her first sound installation, SQUEEEEQUE, 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.