Carrie Gates is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with audio, video, radio, print materials, and situations. Since 1996, she has hosted the experimental electronic music programme “Deep Nocturnal Trance Missions” on the Saskatoon Community Radio station, CFCR 90.5FM. During that time, Gates has also earned a reputation as a staple in the electronic arts community by organizing events, facilitating performance art, designing public relations materials, and DJing regularly. Her long term obsession with vinyl records has led her to the Vinyl Interventions http://www.vinylinterventions.com/ project, along with artists Esther Bourdages (Montreal, QC) and Marinko Jareb (St. Catherines, ON), where workshops, presentations, and concerts about the practices of experimental turntablism and the use of vinyl records as sculptural materials are presented to the public. Upcoming activities include the launch of a net.label, BricoLodge http://www.notype.com/bricolodge , designed and co-curated with artist Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon, SK). Recent events include Phantom Power kennedygallery.org (North Bay, ON), Connect Festivalhttp://www.connectfestival.ca/ (Regina, SK), Intersect (Kananaskis County, AB), microphone in a storm of noise (Montreal, QC), and Digidome http://www.notype.com/digidome (Saskatoon, SK). Since 2002, Gates has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the artist-run centre, Paved Art + New Media http://www.pavedarts.ca/, and was recently appointed Chairperson. She is currently employed as the Curatorial Assistant at the Kenderdine Art Gallery http://www.usask.ca/kenderdine at the University of Saskatchewan, and is entering her fourth year of studies towards her Art History Degree.
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