VERSA is an audio/visual collective led by process artist Monika Hauck and musician Alex Ricci. Sonically, VERSA is influenced by contemporary soundscape, instrumental post-rock and 60's psychedelic, combining live-looping effected bass guitar layers with atmospheric synth and bombastic drums. Low frequency sound from the bass guitar is used to create responsive projections.
Visually, Hauck uses cymatics and coloured ink to illustrate the physical vibrations of sound. Sound is passed through a subwoofer into a liquid bath. This creates an undulating motion in the liquid, into which Hauck drops coloured ink. The entire process is captured and projected as a synesthetic accompaniment to the performance. In between pieces of music, monoprints are pulled from the top of the liquid bath. These seismograph-esque artifacts are available to the audience as a unique “record” of the performance.
VERSA has performed at numerous Canadian music and art events including Hillside Festival, Electric Eclectics, Hold Fast Contemporary Arts Festival, Kazoo! Fest, Wavelength Music Festival, Grickle Grass, Shine On and Nuit Blanche Ottawa/Gatineau.
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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