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, 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 has 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.
For this year, the duo NONOTAK presents the inaugural performance called Late Speculation of the 16th International Image Festival – ISEA2017. In addition to that, it brings an exhibition called Zero Point Two that is part of the artistic activities of the event.
- Noemi Schipfer & Takami Nakamoto, NONOTAK Studio, France. nonotak.com