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. 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.
MASKS is an object that could be the interpretation of our audiovisual experimentation. It's objects that doesnt use technology but look like they are.
Basically how it works is 3 layers of translucent plexiglas on which we place lines and lines of black or white stickers. The lines/designs are split in two part and the trim itself composes another geometric form. Its like one drawing is hiding another one. The way it works is that when you are perfectly in front and at the middle of the piece you only see the lines and when you are moving right and left you start noticing the geometric forms.
Those pieces are also playing with the moire pattern effect, which are the vibration obtained by the multiplication of the same patterns. We are generating this moire pattern effect by making our piece translucent so its shadows can be displayed to the wall.