Working in performance in the genre of autofiction, I use a phenomenological approach to explore the effects of the reciprocal alienation between life and the spectacle (Guy Debord, 1969), and experiment with their internalized and externalized ramifications in today's context of multiple realities. I am particularly interested in investigating the liminal spaces and interstices between the analog and the digital dimensions, and in the ecology and politics associated with and challenged by the inherent disembodied quality of digitalization.
Emilie Roby is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Montreal. Using the body as her raw material, she works in art and sound performance and her pioneering tattoo art has been collected nationally and internationally over the last decade. Previous solo and collaborative performances include viewings at VIVA! Art Action (QC), Gallery Saw (ON), and the Symposium International d'Art Contemporain de Baie-St-Paul (QC). She initiated the framework of her phonic vocabulary in 2012 during an artist residency at Axe Neo-7 (QC) and was one of the invited artists for the Sounding Bodies residency at Oboro (QC) in 2016. She recently studied at Université de Montréal in Musiques Numériques and her sound work has been presented at music and sound festivals in Quebec and Ontario. She holds a BA in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM.