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Mobilising narrative art to reflect and critique philosophy, culture and science

Progress is never inevitable, because there’s no limit to the size of mistake we can make. But so long as someone is thinking, progress is possible – David Deutsch

We make art projects about social progress and potential futures.

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 artist, composer, radio producer and filmmaker  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

The SYNCANDI Graphic Novel is available on Comixology in ENGLISH and SPANISH.

2017- Present
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.

2019 – Present

i22 Feature Film series in development. Screenplay and Musical soundtrack for two films completed.

Studio Syncandi — Production Team

Emi Morita — 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