Formations, Short Film, 2011.
Formations is a short film created with the use of software code. While traveling through real data satellite imagery and traversing constructs of synthetic cloud formations, the audience is invited to play the role of an astronaut, observing slow changing audio and visual textures on various macro and micro scale levels in an alienated but familiar setting. see more
groundpulse, Object, 2009.
stopper for the coil base
iron wire for hanging
base for the coil
pivot with a beam
'groundpulse' is syntfarm's new mobile unit that enables artists to perform with impulses gathered from the movement of the ground. The design of 'groundpulse' is based on the Lehman's seismometer principle. The unit is capable of detecting movements of the ground including: long distance earthquakes or short distance impulses produced by human bodies.
By exploring translations of soil movements into a synthetic world of real time visualization, syntfarm are developing a system, which can be used to enhance and make the experiences of natural environments more accessible to others. On display during ISEA09 in Belfast, Ireland at the SPARK exhibition.
Synthazards is featured in 'Smart Surfaces' a book for everyone who wishes to be inspired by the possibilities for innovative surface technologies. Edited by Thorsten Klooster and published by Birkhaeuser.
Wed, 18 Feb -
Tue, 19 May 2009
1 McNally Street, Singapore
Installation Singapore 2009
Synthazards are replicas of natural hazards. They are manufactured by using various rapid prototyping techniques, laser cutouts, and algorithms. In this project, Syntfarm are fabricating the following: earthquake, drought, whirlpool, lightning, volcano, tsunami, tornado and lava. The objects are celebrating mostly formal aspects of these phenomena. What is apparent in fabrications is a unique synthetic form, which is given-by algorithms and inscribed in the language of prototyping machines. Hosted by ICAS, the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore.
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Syntboutique, Installation, Singapore 2008.
Syntboutique is a project by Syntfarm produced during the AIR program of ISEA08.
Syntboutique is a result of a trip and visit to Mongolian grasslands, steppes, desert, mountains and lakes. The mission was to find a number of objects/artifacts/living organisms that are of great importance for people living independently of information technologies, electrical energy, and consumerism; and to present those in art context. It is a specialized showroom that collects recipes, methods, myths and platforms for sustainable lifestyles that we are not used to. take a look.
Syntboutique, Objects, Singapore 2008.
Syntboutique objects were found on various sites in Mongolia. They were photographed and later with Syntfarm's custom written software used to generate 3d objects. These digital replicas were used to fabricate objects with rapid prototyping machine. In their synthetic forms, the objects released most of their 'meta' content. Their historical, cultural, economical or any other values were extracted and disconnected from them. The objects' meta content was showcased in commercials and tv-ad-style glorifications of the found artifacts. With various imperfections of the technologies used, they got new life and context.
Field Trip, Mongolia, 2008.
20.06.2008. journal excerpt
"...after passing a steep mountain pass, we had to hurry up to get to the lake on time. we would ask for directions and various people that we've met would spare their good 15-20 minutes to try to help us. we continued drifting and it was 10:30pm when we didn't see a single sign, direction or a human for already three hours..."
Rojak 10, Presentation, Singapore 2007.
December 1st. During the 10th rojak event in singapore, syntfarm gave a presentation about their journeys and explorations in nature. rojak 10, a quarterly held art & design sharing session, was a special edition focusing on collaborations during the singapore design festival 2007. during the presentation, syntfarm gave an insight into the derivation and motivation of their work and the processes behind their performances.
Prague soil, Installation. Prague 2007.
park in the center of the city
During the 3rd international festival for arts, sciences and technologies enter3 in Prague, we installed a soil moisture sensor which was connected to the visualization interface written in processing. 7 soil samples were taken from different locations in Prague, and were referenced with their GPS coordinates. The soil moisture sensor was displayed as one of the interfaces we added to an assortment of our performance instruments. Together with the sensor and 7 petri-dish that included Prague Soil samples, there was a video that documents our previous explorations.