Carrie Gates’ video mixing performance work uses sound-reactive processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction to the environment. Abstract digital imagery is mixed live with hand shot, performance-art-influenced footage, to create a space of hypnotizing bent reality that is infused with concepts of visual music, set in a glitched-out 3.0 fantasy wasteland.
Some highlights of Carrie’s performances and screenings include the Blue Balls Festival (Lucerne, Switzerland, 2012), the Sight & Sound Festival (Montréal, 2012), the INDEX Festival (New York, 2011), Montréal Fetish Weekend (Montréal, 2012), Queer City Cinema (Regina, 2010), and Club Lux (Berlin, 2010). Her latest music videos were debuted at The Wrong - New Digital Art Bienale (2013), VICE Germany’s ‘Noisey’ site (2013), and the international SPAMMM / CUPCAKE online net.art exhibition (2013). She has a degree in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan and works as a website designer for university groups, small businesses, visual artists, and music labels. She has been highly involved in the experimental electronic music scene and local independent and artist-run organizations since the mid-1990s.