Liz Solo is a performance artist, writer, media artist/machinimator, activist and musician. Liz works independently and as part of collectives and partnerships to produce works that merge the live performance stage with virtual (online, game) environments. Her performances often span multiple venues and online platforms.
Liz Solo is co-founder and member of the Black Bag Media Collective and the online performance collectives The Second Front Performance Art Collective.and Actual Virtual. She is a composer and performer with The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and is the current curator/manager of the Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator. She is a musician and composer, known best for her work as a solo recording artist and with The Sauce (2013 – present), TrixXxie (2013 – present), Lizband (1993 – 2013 ), The Black Bags (2002 – 2013), Live Girls (2,000 – 2002) and Red Scare (1987-1991).
Her performances, videos and online events continue to be screened and presented around the world. Recent live performance and video work has been seen at: ISEA Istanbul; FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo; Chromatose Anymation Festival, St. John’s; MaMachinima International Machinima Festival, Amsterdam; 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,Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vancouver.
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See this recent essay on Liz Solo’s work by Patrick Lichty – Aurora Virtualis – The Virtual Light of Liz Solo
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.