Synspecies is a collaborative audiovisual venture between Spain’s Elías Merino and Slovenia’s Tadej Droljc. In this self-titled performance, the duo are inspired by dream visions, weird intuitions, sacred spaces and rites, as well as the harsh realities of nature’s workings. The distorted, almost-recognisable organic entities that occupy the beautiful monochrome world of Synspecies fight for territory, mate, mutate and reproduce – and are all the while prey to dramatic and unpredictable environmental shifts. Part science experiment, part philosophical treatise, Synspecies reminds us that viewed from far enough, our greatest struggles and triumphs may be reduced to microscopic irrelevance.
Part of a Live Triple Bill with Line Katcho & Klara Lewis
Music: Elías Merino
Visuals: Tadej Droljc
Live lighting: Elías Merino & Tadej Droljc
Co-produced by: L.E.V. Festival
Supported by: Arcadi Île-de-France, ENCAC (The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation), Consortium & OSMO/ZA & the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London