INTIMACY ALPHABET, by Erin Gee
Create a vocal performance for someone or something you care for, based on the spelled individual letters of their name. When performing, maintain focused care and attention upon the mediating technology of microphone/camera. These devices are your subject’s emotional and physical proxy. Text can be repeated in part or in whole, focusing on individual sounds. Each letter may be repeated as many times as necessary to create the intimate “flow” desired. Feel free to create transitions or blend between directives, however there is no going back once you have progressed to the next step.
Erin Gee is a performance artist and composer based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Through her practice in sound and emerging technology, she contributes to contemporary conversations on the role of critical sensuality, care, and emotional sensitivity in technological culture. She is a DIY expert in affective technologies and affective vocal technique, implicating the listener’s body by extending her practice of biofeedback music into psychosomatic territory. Her work in vocal composition, networked performance, ASMR, interactive virtual reality work, and robotics has been shown internationally.