SYNSPECIES is an audiovisual project created by Elías Merino and Tadej Droljc. The project is inspired by virtual ecologies – unstable morphological spaces that emerge from a devastating interaction of co-existing unrelated entities with the void. This project emerged after several long discussions and conceptual drifts regarding virtual audiovisual objects, digital art paradigms, and narrative exploration. Based on these dichotomies, dialogues, and conflicts, the duo gave birth to the bases of an unique audiovisual language which framed SYNSPECIES.
The self-titled audiovisual performance SYNSPECIES explores unnatural oneiric fields inhabited by multi-scaled audiovisual objects that are cross pollinating, mutating, adopting and fighting for their space and existence. They co-create a world of unreal physicality that is constantly kneaded by violent forces. Their existence appears to us as fractured narratives in the perceptual phenomena that resemble a chain of synchronised chaos.
SYNSPECIES feed on tangles made by computer-based code and analogue signals. They originate from algorithmic computer-generated sound, Stockholm’s EMS Buchla and Serge modular systems, and 3D geometry synthesis. The vivid abstract architectures of SYNSPECIES fluctuate in an ambiguous pulsating time, hybridising and shaping new spaces confined in a perpetual disintegration process. This project explores the states of bewilderment and the viscerality, framed in an sacred vastness.
Production: L.E.V. Festival
Support: Arcadi Île-de-France, ENCAC (The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation), CeReNeM (Centre of research in New Music), Consortium OSMO/ZA.
Awards: EDIGMA Semibreve Award 2018 (Spaceless Latitudes), Shortlisted in Lumen Prize 2018 (Spaceless Latitudes)