nonotak

SILHOUETTES

nonotak   SILHOUETTES

source: nonotak

SILHOUETTES is a dialogue between space and light. Dots become lines, lines become curves. Directions and trajectories are drawn, space become oriented and is set in motion. Space is not vacuum, literally, but it becomes matter and it starts dancing in a field of shadow and light..
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source: nonotak
NONOTAK studio is the collaboration between the illustrator Noemi Schipfer and the architect musician Takami Nakamoto. Commissioned by the Architect Bigoni-Mortemard to create a mural in the lobby of a public housing building in Paris, NONOTAK was created in late 2011.
In early 2013, they start to work on light and sound installations, creating an ethereal, immersive and dreamlike environment meant to envelope the viewer, capitalizing on Takami Nakamoto’s approach of space & sound, high synchronization between sound and visual, and Noemi Schipfer’s experience in kinetic visual. They presented their first audiovisual installation at the Mapping Festival in may 2013. In summer 2013, NONOTAK come up with a performance, LATE SPECULATION, where they are the creators and contents of the project.
NONOTAK have been commissioned by the Mapping Festival ( GENEVA ), EM15 ELEKTRA / MUTEK ( MONTREAL ), la Nuit Blanche ( PARIS ), Roppongi Art night ( TOKYO ), Axcess Art Gallery ( NEW YORK ), Stereolux ( NANTES ), Playgrounds Festival ( TILBURG ), Mirage Festival ( LYON ), Vision’R, Insanitus Festival ( LITHUANIA ), FUZ Festival ( PARIS ), Lunchmeat Festival (PRAHA ), KIKK Festival ( BELGIUM ), Nokia by Lumia ( ISTANBUL ). Their work have been exhibited at institutions and galleries including Tokyo Grant Hyatt Hotel, l’Opéra de Lyon, Batiment d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Theater de NWE Vorst, La Fabrique, Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Le Générateur.
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source: thecreatorsproject
New media studio NONOTAK is bringing a music performance on tour this year, but audiences shouldn’t expect your typical concert experience. The Paris-based team, comprised of artist/illustrator Noemie Shipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto, have been brewing up a new audio-visual performance called Silhouettes, and if it’s anything like NONOTAK’s past projects, the project will be a full-on sensory spectacle. To get us stoked for the upcoming live shows, the studio has shared a taste of Silhouettes with The Creators Project, above.

The artists explained over a Skype call that the performance is based on research about the interactions among space, shadow, and light, as well as how these elements affect the creative process. The interdisciplinary backbone is then translated into a live show where the duo will appear in front of a large, square canvas that’s covered by hundreds of small aluminum needles. Twelve lamps are hidden behind the canvas, and NONOTAK has created a nuanced music system to make all these pieces interact in an immersive fashion.

Using a DMX controller, NONOTAK can control the movement of the hidden lamps behind the canvas. Simultaneously, the artists will be playing an electric guitar and manipulating the sound through an AXE-FX2 sound processor and Abelton. The experimental audio will then be synchronized with the DMX controller, so as the lamps move, they will also flicker in response to the music’s rhythm. The lights, in turn, will beam on to the pin-covered canvas, yielding gorgeous visuals that morph and twist the spatial dimensions of the square. In a way, this is shadow puppetry for the avant-garde—a music performance that eschews animated concert projections in favor of natural light.
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source: malaxinet

Il suffisait parfois qu’il se remémore un instant passé pour qu’aussitôt sa mémoire ne se mette à fabriquer des images. Il s’agissait moins de réminiscences que d’impression multiple qui l’avait alors interpelé. Il se réveillait parfois de cette étrange migration et tentait alors de décrire rapidement ce qui venait de lui arriver.

Nonotak, studio parisien composé de l’illustratrice Noemi Schipfer et du musicien Takami Nakamoto, Monochrome, géométrique, Daydream v.2, projeté sur une superposition d’écrans translucides.