Synistanai
2020
for Area 3 by Aurora Dallas

Synistanai is a 15-channel video installation using more than 100 enterprise computer monitors to display varying particle simulations invoking the creation of the universe. The monitors serve as a tool to inspect multiple sources of derivation, Systems that ebb, flow, and evolve from chaotic to balanced and back. These are the forces that created us, the forces that usually remain unseen, the forces that rule our perception, that we can try to study and hope to understand, forces that are revealed after being dusted with raw matter. Like wind through tree branches, it is only when particulates are introduced that we can see emergent properties within seemingly simple rules of attraction and repulsion. The monitors arrived at the garage and set up an observation station for the speculative forge of hypothetical creation to emphasize the primitive systems that serve as the seed for forces and systems we experience around our perceived world and beyond.