In a switching of roles Gamma Proforma bring you REWIRE, an experiment in vision and sound. The logic behind the show is based around music influencing visual art but flipped on its head. Instead of an artist being tasked with interpreting a musicians vision its the musicians and producers who will be creating sonic sound scapes to accompany fresh visual works from some of the biggest names in the Graffuturism movement.
Gamma head honcho Rob Swain is no stranger to big projects having recently released a 20 year career spanning tome with sheOne as well as curating the Futurism 2.0 book / show in London. Futurism 2.0 was my introduction to Gamma Proforma and the arrival of my first order brought some excitement to my day and the over stuffed parcel brought more than just a book. T shirts, postcards, mix CDs and stickers all came spilling out when I opened it but its not the free stuff that's made me a fan of Gamma, its the quality. Time and effort goes into each project whether its a new t shirt design, a book project or exhibitions, with a host of great shows already under their belt at Gamma Transport Division in Edinburgh.
The exhibition is in place with the artworks being created right now but if you want to see the resulting book and vinyl box set happen then Gamma needs your help. They've set up a kickstarter campaign here, you can choose how much you would like to donate and select from various rewards with £50 getting you a copy of the book, a download of the album and a few other goodies but £100 will get you the book and a copy of the vinyl box set! If your minted and fancy owning one of the original artworks then a donation of £2000 or more can make this happen, I just wish I had that kind of money sitting around! But seriously they have a load of different options to choose from and its a cool project to support so check out the kickstarter.
As mentioned above the project will culminate in an exhibition, set to open in a couple of weeks at GTD in Edinburgh. You can check out some work from the various contributing artists below including Nawer, Sebastien Preschoux, Augustine Kofie, Jerry 'Joker' Inscoe, Poesia, sheOne, Stendec, Moneyless, Phil Ashcroft, Derm, Robert 'Tone' Proch, Sat One, Graphic Surgery, Felipe Pantone, O.Two, Roids, Clemens Behr, Christopher Derek Bruno, 108, Kidghe and Stohead, some serious talent and I recommend checking out each of their sites for more work! On the musical front you can expect some far out sounds from Luke Vibert, Divine Styler and Mark Lyken who swaps his paint cans for a mini moog for this project, you can check out the full list of musical contributors on the kickstarter page.
So donate if you can and make sure to show some love & support the project. And if they don't reach the funding target then well just have to settle for a night checking out some amazing art work from some of the best artists around right now! Win win as they say!