Bsynthome is the second part of the Synthome-Cycle, a performance trilogy examining complex systems. The first part, Asynthome, dealt with its creation. The third part, Csynthome, will investigate its decay. It is also the second collaboration with the french video artist Yro.

Equally inspired by mystic and scientific approaches, Bsynthome aims at exploring dynamic interrelationships and cycles within a fictitious system.

An environment composed of kinetic installations, incomprehensible instruments, video cameras/projection and objects resembling primitive organisms, geologic finds or artifacts forms the core of the Bsynthome system. Performers work with instruments and tools in an attempt to interact with and understand the system’s changing connections and the cycles of its elements. By observing the complex stage arrangement, its correlations and sequences, the performers eventually change the system itself and leave it in an altered state.

Bsynthome is both workshop and work at the same time. Using the performance space as a laboratory, the production process and the results of that process are presented on an equal footing. The interplay between the actions of the performers and the elements of the kinetic system on stage create a functional choreography. The sounds and images that are produced can be traced to the physical actions of the performers, creating a highly engaging process through the simultaneous perception of cause and effect.

Funded by: Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin - Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten (DE), CNC Centre national du cinéma et de l‘image animée (FR)
Supported by: ZK/U — Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin, DE), Stereolux / Scopitone Festival (Nantes, FR)
Production: AVoka, Transforma