VERSA is an audio/visual collaboration between process-based artist Monika Hauck and musician Alex Ricci. Influenced by contemporary soundscape, instrumental post-rock and 60's psychedelic, the project combines heavily effected bass guitar compositions with projected visuals created live on stage. The composition of the music serves as a cause for the visuals, and vice versa; the need for movement in the visuals dictates choices made in the arrangement.
VERSA explores the physicality of sound and new ways to view and record it. Low frequencies are rendered visible as sound is passed through a subwoofer into a liquid bath, creating an undulating motion in water, into which coloured ink is dropped. The entire process is captured using analog video and projected as a backdrop to the performance. Both temporal and physical evidence of sound will be captured using the projected visuals and the creation of paper marbled prints. These seismograph-esque artifacts will then be available to the audience as a unique “record” of the performance.
VERSA was conceived in Guelph, Ontario and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.