Elías Merino and Tadej Droljc:  SYNSPECIES [Spaceless latitudes]

Sp / Si

SYNSPECIES is an audiovisual project created by Elías Merino and Tadej Droljc. It’s inspired by virtual ecologies – unstable morphological spaces that emerge from an interaction of co-existing unrelated entities with the void.

SYNSPECIES are 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 Stockholm’s EMS Buchla and Serge modular systems, algorithmic composition 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.

SYNSPECIES encircles a serie of audiovisual performances and installations. The installation Spaceless Latitudes portrays the first work of the serie.

Elías Merino  is a Spanish-U.K based sonic artist, researcher and multidis-ciplinary practitioner. His recent and ongoing projects are included in a wide range of di erent aesthetics within installation, composition and exploratory digital sound that Elías develops under di erent monikers: from algorithmic abstract computer music, to contemporary electronics, or alien instrumental music.

He is interested in di erent approaches related with sound, digital culture and new media art, such abstract materiality, the poetics behind technology, object- oriented sound, time exploration and posthumanities. Combining his personal activity, Elías is involved in collaborative projects.

His work has been exhibited, performed and di used in the US, UK, Spain, South America, Romania, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Finland or The Netherlands. His recorded albums have been released in di erent labels including leerraum or Room40 among others.

Tadej Droljc is a slovenian interdisciplinary artist and creative coder who works in the field of electronic music, computer-generated audiovisual composi- tion, interactive installations and intermedia art. His recent work is focusing at the non-hierarchical approach to real-time audiovisual composition.

For his recent work Tadej was awarded the Lumen Prize Student Award (London), Dennis Smalley scholarship in electroacoustic music (Huddersfield) and he won the Most Promising Video Artist prize at Madatac (Madrid).

Tadej performed and exhibited his works at the festivals or galleries around the globe such as Ars Electronica, Brighton Digital Festival, Galerija Kapelica, MADATAC, Electric Spring or Spektrum among others. The list of his collaborators include institutions or individuals such as Mini Teater, Kiberpipa, K4, IRZU (Institute for Sonic Research), Saša Spačal, Martin Bricelj Baraga…

He is a doctoral researcher in audiovisual composition at the Center for Research in New Music (CeReNeM, UK).



26 a 29 April

LABoral Centro de Arte