Carrie Gates’ video mixing performance work uses sound-reactive 3D processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction and intrigue to the environment. Abstract digital imagery is mixed live with hand-shot, performance-art-influenced footage, to create a hypnotizing, bent reality that is infused with concepts of visual music, set in a glitched-out 3.0 fantasy realm.
Highlights of Carrie’s live performances and video screenings include: REFRACTION at TRANSFER (New York, USA, 2014), Unbecoming Glitch (Montréal, Canada, 2014), POWRPLNT’s ZERø 0ne (New York, USA, 2014), BYOB Prague (Prague, Czech Republic, 2014), Hacktist (Hangzhou, China, 2013), The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale - Young Internet Based Artists pavilion (Sau Paulo, Brazil, 2013), Saskatoon Fashion and Design Week Runway Show (Saskatoon, Canada, 2013-2014), SPAMMM / CUPCAKE net art exhibition (Nice, France, 2013), Neutral Ground Glitch Symposium with Jon Cates (Regina, Canada, 2013), Blue Balls Festival (Lucerne, Switzerland, 2012), Sight & Sound Festival (Montréal, Canada, 2012), Montréal Fetish Weekend (Montréal, Canada, 2012), INDEX Festival (New York, USA, 2011), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver, Canada, 2011), RE:FLUX Festival (Moncton, Canada, 2011), Kassel Dokfest (Kassel, Germany, 2010), Mapping Festival (Geneva, Switzerland, 2010), Queer City Cinema (Regina, Canada, 2010), Club LUX (Berlin, Germany, 2010), and send + receive (Winnipeg, Canada, 2006 and 2007). She is a resident of the Motion Notion Festival (Golden, Canada) and has headlined the main stage for eight years. One of her recent single-channel videos was debuted on VICE’s ‘Noisey’ site and she recently had a feature interview with Nadja Sayej on VICE’s ‘The Creator’s Project’.
Carrie Gates has a degree in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan. She creates websites and print materials for small businesses, academic organizations, Aboriginal communities, artists, and music labels, and has been highly involved in the experimental electronic music scene and independent artist-run organizations since the mid-1990s.