SYZYGY is a visual essay speculatively investigating changing notions of body norms, non-binary identity and empathy mediated through digital technology in our present and future society.
SYZYGY follows the main character “Y” throughout different dimensions of virtual environments, the real world and dream scenarios, while a chain of events unfolds the fluidity between identities, bodies and personas. “Y” is slowly transforming, embodying human, machine and animal-like features. All the while questioning if interpersonal proximity is decreasing or increasing through the use of technology, SYZYGY simultaneously celebrates the ecstatic moments of transgression into another being, shedding an old skin and growing new – alienated from cultural pasts and future expectations.
The video work is accompanied by an original soundtrack by composer and producer Sega Bodega and a spatial intervention by design collective Messgewand and premiered on 17 May 2018 at night club De School in Amsterdam as part of the Viral Bodies exhibition, curated by NXS.