Artist INC 2015 fellows Camry Ivory and m.o.i . have been selected to take part in this summer’s Art in the Loop, a 4-month project designed to enhance the downtown experience with cultural experiences. Art in the Loop is sponsored by the Downtown Council.
Ivory’s project, Coloratura: Explorations of Music & Art is a transmedia performance (July 16th, 2015) that combines visual art and music by converting paint brushes and canvas into a midi controller that can create and manipulate live music. “Instead of the art inspiring the music or vice versa, both are created simultaneously, providing the audience with a synesthetic experience that stimulates multiple senses and encourages audience members to reconsider the intersection of visual and performing,” said the artist.
Work and Progress, an installation by m.o.i . will create a series of outdoor portraits of workers actively engaged in bringing Kansas City’s Street Car and integrated transit system into reality. Paraphrasing what Al Franken once said about war and the troops, m.o.i . suggested that, “no matter how one feels about light rail, you have to support the workers.”
Both artists, along with 18 other artists selected for this year’s Art in the Loop celebration, will discuss their upcoming performance and installation on 1 July 2015. Reception at 6 pm; talks begin at 6:30; Kansas City Central Library, 14 West 10th Street. Learn more about this event.