Art and music have long enjoyed a reciprocal relationship. Take the album cover for example. For years, musicians have found or commissioned visual artists to portray an aesthetic that resonates with the contents of the sleeve resulting in a complete aural and visual package. Gamma Proforma’s forthcoming exhibition and project Rewire flip reverses this process with a collection of artworks produced by visual artists forming the inspiration for a series of sonic interpretations of the artworks by musicians.
A perfect fit for Gamma Proforma who release music as well as exhibit artwork in their different guises, Rewire features an excellent line up of abstract graffiti inspired and influenced fine artists such as Augustine Kofie, Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe, Poesia, sheOne, Nawer, Stendec, Moneyless, Phil Ashcroft, Derm, Robert Proch, Sebastien Preschoux, Sat One, Graphic Surgery, Felipe Pantone, O.Two, Roids, Clemens Behr, Christopher Derek Bruno, 108, Kidghe and Stohead, with the musical accompaniment provided by Luke Vibert, Divine Styler, Mike Ladd, Andrea Parker / Daz Quayle, Cristian Vogel, Arovane, Einoma, Third Shock, Methodblack, Lyken, Monkphat, Plaster, Clatterbox, GFQ, Quinoline Yellow, Evac, Kero, Dalglish, Bogger, Northburg and Ed Devane. We have a few preview images of the artwork here and the exhibition opens at Gamma Proforma’s Edinburgh Gamma Transport Division location on Saturday, 9th of August.
Furthermore, the whole package is due to be assembled and documented as a book and box set of records amongst other things. Check out Gamma’s Kickstarter page to see a video and find out full details of reward packages if you fancy getting involved in the audio visual harmony.