Platero Visual & VRcadia present:
JoJo Worthington x Kristyn Watterworth
SYNESTHESIA is an interactive and artistic performance merging live music, art and technology.
Join us for an evening of music and art featuring a full set by musician JoJo Worthington, live painting by Kristyn Watterworth and a duet of both artists combining instrumentation and voice using traditional instruments plus the first ever live performance of Chroma.
Chroma is an intelligent digital instrument that translates brush strokes on a canvas to musical notes, allowing a painting to come alive musically. As the artist begins to paint, movement triggered by a brush stroke matched with colour intensity read by a camera transforms the arist’s work into musical space turning a painting into a live instrument.
Combined with a synesthetic Virtual Reality experience, interactive lighting and projection, this evening promises to be a truly immersive art experience.
Find out more about the experience of Synesthesia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4krb77cGjg
Arwork created at the event will be avilable to purchase.
About the artists:
JoJo Worthington is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and avant-folk musician from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
Alongside her experimental use of the ukulele, Worthington has been noted for her extensive use of live looping and effects. In 2015, she won the Songwriters Hall of Fame Award for her work and is signed to the Canadian avant-garde label, Epoch Tapes. Her music has been described as “explored and articulated through experimental sounds, loops and brash orchestral flashes”.
Kristyn Watterworth is a Canadian painter who puts questions of originality, transcendence, and history at the core of her work.. Her work addresses the layering of time, space, and location. Drawing from Italian Futurism, hard-edged abstraction, abstract expressionism, and urban graffiti, her gestural and colourful works present a collision and reanimation of historical styles and motifs from the timeline of 20th century art. Watterworth uses the painted surface as a map to imagined realities, where genres collide and co-mingle.