JE Solo is an award-winning writer, multi-disciplinary performance and media artist, and musician. They are best known for their work in East Coast music, and as a trailblazer in machinima, hybrid-reality, and live and networked performance art. They create artworks that merge traditional practices, like the live performance stage and writing, with technology, like virtual (online, game) environments and Artificial Intelligence. JE Solo is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Phreak, (House of Zolo, 2020), shortlisted for the Writers Alliance of NL’s Fresh Fish Award.
JE Solo is co-founder and member of the Black Bag Media Collective, and the current curator/manager of the Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulators, and a musician and composer. Ensemble acts include The Sauce (2013 – present), TrixXxie (2013 – 2017), Lizband (1993 – 2013 ), The Black Bags (2002 – 2013), and Live Girls (2,000 – 2002). JE is co-founder and current Artistic Director of the media and performance company, Roles 4 Womxn.
Recent live performance and video work has been seen at: 7a*md8 International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto; IOTA Institute, Halifax; Women From the Future, Factory Theatre, Toronto; ISEA Istanbul; FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo; The Big Screen Project, Times Square NYC; Inhuman Resources (co-exhibit with Mez Breeze), Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC. Festival of New Dance, St..John’s.
image above from “Dance Me”, Festival of New Dance 2013. Photo by Jared Reid..
Image at the top from “Virtually Yours”, Artscape, Toronto, 2016. Photo by Mike Kean.