open lab_Ahreum Lee

Multiple Selves d’Ahreum Lee_from February 9 to 19, 2021, at the rustines_lab.
Montréal, February 4, 2021 – perte de signal reopen its laboratory to the public to present Multiple Selves, an installation by the korean artist Ahreum Lee.

In residency at perte de signal since may 2020, as part of the “Scholarship for Internship in a Practice Environment” program by the Fonds de recherche du Québec as well as by a Hexagram Student Grant, Ahreum Lee presents the results of her work at the rustines_lab. The artist will also participate un a live presentation of her work, hosted by Erin Gee and with Lynn Hughes, that will be broadcasted on our Twitch page on Thursday, February 11, at 2.30 p.m.

Multiple Selves is a 3-channel video installation of a performance in which 3 choir members mimicked the sound generated by the text-to-speech application created by the artist. The text-to-speech application was based on the International Pronunciation Alphabet of English Words. The syllables are exaggerated by randomly alternating pitch, length and tone of the pronunciations. Based on research on the gender hierarchy of voices, the artist aims to state that each syllable with different pitches and tones represent the glitched self and multiple selves. Songs were generated by typing some text from the artist and some quotations from the book Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell. These 3 songs are titled “Glitch Ghosts” “Glitch is Error” and “Ghost Echoes.”


Performance by Phth (Sarah Albu, Kathy Kennedy, and Andrea Young)
Tablet Score by Sarah Albu
Audio Recording and Mixed by Sarah ShinFunded by Hexagram & Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Société et Culture (FRQSC).“Glitch Feminism” is written by Legacy Russell published by Verso in 2020.The artist wishes to thank_
Lynn Hughes, Erin Gee, perte de signal, Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Société et Culture (FRQSC), Hexagram, Phth, Sarah Shin and Soo-mer.


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Ahreum Lee is a musician and interdisciplinary media artist from Seoul, South Korea  currently based in Montreal. Lee began her career as the co-founder and frontwoman of experimental art-rock band Juck Juck Grunzie. After spending nearly a decade producing records and touring internationally, she extended her practice into video and multimedia installation work.




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