VJ Carrie Gates

“Carrie Gates’ video mixing works use sound-reactive 3D processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction and intrigue to any 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. She has created tour visuals for artists such as Girl Talk and Nicky Click, as well as music videos for artists such as Venetian Snares, Annie Hall, and DJ Kero. Gates’ video work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has played an active role in experimental electronic music communities and independent artist-run organizations since the mid-1990s.

Excerpt from VJ Mix for The Drake Hotel – Video by Carrie Gates with Sound by DJ CJ Milli from Carrie Gates on Vimeo.

Carrie Gates has been a featured artist on Undervolt & Co., ARTslant, VICE’s ‘The Creator’s Project’, VICE’s ‘Noisey’ site, Detroit Underground’s DU-VHS app, Print All Over Me, and VirtualGallery.com. Selections from Gates’ live performances and digital art screenings include: the international ϟℙ∀ℳℳℙΘШ € ℜ tour (International, 2017), No Copyright Infringement Intended (Leicester, UK, 2017), Urban Jungle (Denver, 2017), DAT Electronic Music Festival (Missoula, 2016), The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale – The Others pavilion (International, 2015-16) and the Young Internet Based Artists pavilion (International, 2013-14), RENDER Vancouver International Music Festival (2015), GIFs to Have Sex By (TRANSFER, New York, 2015), X+1 (MAC Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, 2015), DTV 2015 Winter/Spring Season (The Drake Hotel, Toronto, 2015), REFRACTION (TRANSFER, New York, 2014), 28 SECONDES (GALLERY T, Lyon, 2014), Unbecoming Glitch (Vidéographe, Montréal, 2014), ZERø 0ne (POWERPLNT, New York, 2014), BYOB Prague (Signal Festival, Prague, 2014), MEME Festival (Winnipeg, 2013, 2015, 2016), Hacktist (Nomade Art Space, Hangzhou, 2013), Saskatoon Fashion and Design Week Runway Show (2013-2015), SPAMM / CUPCAKE net art exhibition (Super Arte Moderne Musée, Nice, 2013), Glitch Symposium with Jon Cates (Neutral Ground, Regina, 2013), Blue Balls Festival (Lucerne, 2012), Sight & Sound Festival (Eastern Bloc, Montréal, 2012), Montréal Fetish Weekend (2012), INDEX Festival (New York, 2011), Vancouver New Music Festival ( 2011), RE:FLUX Festival (Moncton, Canada 2011), Kassel Dokfest (2010), Mapping Festival (Le Zoo, Geneve, 2010), Queer City Cinema (Regina, 2010), Club LUX (Berlin, 2010), and send + receive (Video Pool, Winnipeg, 2006, 2007). She is a resident of the Motion Notion Festival (Golden, Canada, 2005-2011, 2013-2017) and usually headlines the main stage or the immersive projection dome. Gates’ video work is currently screening internationally as part of Lorna Mills’ collaborative project “Ways of Something”, in which contemporary digital artists remix the classic art history documentary “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger. She is the creator of Pizzabook, a browser based internet art piece that turns Facebook into an animated pizza experience. She also has created a lorem ipsum generator called Net Art Ipsum that scrambles important theoretical texts about internet art history. Gates also creates websites and print materials for small businesses, academic organizations, Indigenous communities, artists, and music labels. Carrie Gates has a degree in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan. ”

Slice – by Carrie Gates and Annie Hall from Carrie Gates on Vimeo.