STUDIO SYNCANDI [SɪN ˈKÆNDI] IS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST STUDIO BASED IN KYOTO JAPAN
Mobilising narrative art to reflect and critique philosophy, culture and science
We make art projects about social progress and potential futures. The future is now. Survival depends on constant improvement. Improvement requires knowledge. Knowledge requires creativity. Progress is unlimited.
Art is our imaginative response to what life could be. We use storytelling and narrative art to reflect upon and critique contemporary philosophical, cultural and scientific ideas.
The Studio Syncandi Story so far . . .
2015 – 2017
Established in March 2015 by video artist, composer and radio producer Roberto Iolini, Studio Syncandi was intended to be a digital platform to produce and distribute SYNCANDI — a narrative about life, love and death set in a biologically altered future Japan. The project involved commissioning an international team of creatives in order to develop various media content. The team included an illustrator, songwriter, animator, 3D modeller and graphic designer.
In July 2016 Studio Syncandi began publishing the SYNCANDI narrative as a monthly series of ten digital comic issues accompanied by ten illustrations available as print posters illustrated by Polish artist Joanna Krótka.
Japanese language editions of the original comic and poster series are available from Japanese Online Artists Marketplace Pixiv Booth
In July 2017 founder Roberto Iolini decided to get back to his roots, so to speak, and mobilise Studio Syncandi towards producing socially provocative projects.
Iolini repurposed existing SYNCANDI content and through Studio Syncandi, commissioned new work to be created for the — I in the 22nd Century — art installation. An allegorical narrative about human cultural and biological evolution told through a collection of artworks.
Studio Syncandi — Production Team
Emi Morita — Co-Writer, Liaison and Coordination Japan
Seki Hideya — Technical Adviser (i22 Project Installation) RYU Corporation Japan
Paolo Barberis — Technical Adviser Italy
Dr Ross Gibson — Aesthetics Adviser Australia
David Nerlich — Visual Art Adviser Australia
Roberto Iolini — Founder and Director Japan | Australia