May 28th, 2014
10,000 Horses is a new(ish) musical collaboration between myself and Stephen Lawson. Our name is inspired by Khutulun, the Mongol warrior princess, niece of Kublai Khan, who pledged to marry the man who would defeat her in a wrestling match. She died, undefeated. Through her victories, she accumulated 10,000 horses, eventually wedding a man of [...]
Mar 14th, 2014
Lots going on in AlexisOharaland and I guess i’ve just been real private about it. Sorry, interwebs! Since i last posted (nearly a year ago, really?), the speakerbox igloo has been to Paris, Freiburg, Belgrade and Montréal. I created a giant inflatable fallopian tube. I wove electrical and other types of cable into a fence [...]
Apr 29th, 2013
They say that smell is the sense most closely linked to memory. And, indeed I’ve experienced the fast rush of a flashback brought on by opening a box of spices, cinnamon, cloves. Suddenly and oh-so-briefly, I am transported to the kitchen of our house on Glen avenue. 70s sunshine pours through the kitchen window. I’m [...]
Apr 10th, 2013
SQUEEEQUE – THE IMPROBABLE IGLOO will be part of a group show in Paris this summer. The show is called SAY WATT? and it explores the many facets of the cult of the Sound System, from block parties to roving sound systems. While my installation has been shown in Paris before, this is my first [...]
Nov 25th, 2012
The Improbable Igloo will be touring four Maisons de la culture this winter/spring. It all kicks off on November 29th at Maison de la culture Maisonneuve. This tour is presented by Elektra as part of the CAM’s touring program. There will be a vernissage at 6pm Maison de la culture Maisonneuve 4200 Ontario east Metro [...]
Nov 25th, 2012
For the big Kids Pop event at this year’s Pop Montreal, I set up a mega-blanket fort. Seeing how kids were completely absorbed by/into it, I decided to name it The Babysitter. It was a funny sight at the end of the day, all these parents on the outside, yelling their kids’ names to try [...]
Nov 25th, 2012
On November 15th, I presented the work-in-progress, LA COUVÉE, at OBORO as part of Studio xx’s festival Les HTMlles . LA COUVÉE (roughly, “the brood”, although the french word also evokes the act of sitting on eggs until the hatching, the female egg that is about to hatch & the notion of being protected) is [...]
Apr 17th, 2012
Very excited to announce that the version of the speakerbox igloo that was created for the Shift festival in October, 2011 is the very first acquisition of the Haus für Elektronische Kunste’s new media arts collection!!
Mar 29th, 2012
Dans le cadre du Festival VIA, GUIZO LA NUIT vous offre un spectacle de chansons et d’histoires. C’est gratuit, c’est à 21h30 et si vous n’étiez pas déjà au courant, je crois que vous le raterez. Bientôt de retour à Montréal!!
Mar 15th, 2012
As is this couch.