'Syncness' by Saša Spačal and Slavko Glamočanin is an audiovisual interface that researches human ability to vocally sync with crickets and try to evoke a relationship.
The bustle and noise of anthrophony, the humming of cities, machines and roads make the bioacoustic landscapes of other living beings fade away. We almost lost the awareness of other life forms that we are sharing the environment with. However anthropocentric subordination of other creatures is also suppressing the understanding of the human-animal. The language that we use to communicate is human, the voice is something we can express with all species. Is it possible for humans to imagine how it is to have a voice and rhythm encoded into the tissue of the nervous system? Is it possible to imagine that the frequency of the voice depends on the temperature of the environment?
The situation in the work 'Syncness' enables us not only to listen but to really hear. It is an audiovisual interface that creates opportunities for sound synchronisation between human beings and crickets, Acheta domesticus. 'Syncness' is a harmony and cacophony of sound exchanges. It is a first step towards an algorithmic language that would enable non-verbal interspecies communication.
The dialog is transmitted to space via radio as to reflect upon the human urge to find extraterrestrial life. However human species is not even able to understand most of the cohabitants on this planet.
More about 'Syncness' at https://projectsyncness.wordpress.com/
The project is in collaboration with Artists’ Association MUU.
'Syncness' -installation in MUU Cable:
15.9. - 2.10.2016
Mon – Fri 10 – 19
Sat - Sun 12 - 16.
Welcome to the opening 14.9. at 17!
About Saša Spačal and Slavko Glamočanin
Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the posthuman period, when human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem and not as sovereigns. She has exhibited and performed at venues such as Ars Electronica, Eyebeam, Cynetart, National Art Museum of China, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Device_art, Art Laboratory Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Prix Cube Exhibition, Kapelica Gallery. For her work she was awarded Ars Electronica Honorary Mention and nominated for Prix Cube.
Slavko Glamočanin is a musician/programmer working on interactive projects, data interpretation, sonification and visualization. http://www.glamocanin.net/