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Parallels is an audiovisual installation by NONOTAK (Takami Nakamoto and Noemi Schipfer), originally commissioned by the STRP Biennial in Eindhoven. Parallels explores light as a substantive material, but on this occasion, space as a whole becomes their panoramic screen.

What proves incredibly engaging in this work is the installation’s ability to create 3-dimensional forms using 2-dimensional visuals.

Parallels is inspired by British artist Anthony McCall’s exploration of light and space. The space is entirely submerged into a layer of fog that is produced by two haze machines controlled via DMX, in order to maintain a specific density and quality of atmosphere. The name Parallels derives from using only lines as visual matter, allowing for a varieties of geometric light enhanced forms born of interrelated lines.

View and purchase Parallels digital edition on Sedition. 


NONOTAK is a Paris-based studio founded by illustrator Noemi Schipfer and the architect musician Takami Nakamoto in 2011. NONOTAK constructs light and sound installations that create ethereal, immersive and dreamlike environments. Bringing together Nakamoto’s unique approach to space and sound, and Schipfer’s use of kinetic visuals the studio creates works that span across installation, sculpture, and audiovisual performance.

NONOTAK was formed when the duo were commissioned by the Architect Bigoni-Mortemard to create a mural in the lobby of a public housing building in Paris. Since then, they have presented their work internationally at numerous festivals and exhibitions including a world tour of their work Late Speculation (2013) where the artists created an audiovisual installation from which they modulated both light and sound in a live performance.

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