ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
May 16th, 2018 - June 30th, 2018
An exhibition that will make you lose all sense of space
An immersive, sensory experience.
A choreography of light.
Explore transportive dreamlike environment of Naked Eyes, the first U.S. solo exhibition for the world-renowned artist studio Nonotak. Comprised of four unique installations, with each piece very site specific this audio visual light exhibition is a celebration of light. The light has been sculpted, contained, diffused, projected and reflected so Naked Eyes can enjoy the three dimensionality of it.
The exhibition is presented by ARTECHOUSE in partnership with the Optical Society (OSA), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) as a celebration of the UNESCO’s Inaugural International Day of Light and in an effort to help connect the science behind the art to visitors of the art space. Visitors, stepping into an immersive world of light, will explore the innovative uses and the science behind the mediums and technology used.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nonotak Studio, a collaboration between illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect musician Takami Nakamoto, is an internationally acclaimed Paris-based duo that merges architecture and sculpture to create ethereal light and sound installations. Using impressive combination of cutting-edge visual tools they achieve astounding results in unifying space, sound, and visual specificities that overwhelm physical perception.
Nonotak work with light & sound installations and performance pieces to create ethereal, immersive and dreamlike environments which are built to envelope, challenge and stagger the viewer capitalizing on Nakamoto’s approach to space & sound and Schipfer’s experience with kinetic visual and complex, geometric illustrations. Nonotak are also known for using custom built technology in many of their pieces as well as using conventional technology in unconventional ways to generate a certain desired effect.
Nonotak’s acclaimed installation piece Daydream V2 was nominated for the Prix Cube in 2013 and they were awarded the Art Directors Club of New York (ADC) Young Guns award in 2016. Nonotak were also selected as part of Forbes 2016 30 Under 30 Europe for the Arts. The New York Times recently rated Nonotak performance piece Shiro as one of the top 15 performances of Sónar Barcelona 2017.
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“Art is not something to look at, it’s something to feel. That is one of the ideas that infuses much of the work created by Nonotak Studio, […] who see their work not as interactive machines, but as pieces that are alive in their own right.” - The Creators
“Nonotak Studio Experiments with Illusions of Light and Infinity… From LEDs and hacked projectors, it’s an overload for the senses.” - The Creators
“Nakamoto’s sound design guides the viewer back and forth through a virtual world and reality over the course of five minutes, creating a visually and aurally disorienting experience. The resulting effect is like wearing virtual reality goggles, without actually having to wear goggles. Sounds just about perfect.” - WIRED