• Friday 16 20:00 - 20:45

    Sónar by Day - SonarComplex

Sound and light

Nonotak, the duo formed by French illustrator Noemi Schipfer and Japanese architect and musician Takami Nakamoto, are currently at the forefront of today’s stage design and installation scene. There are two main elements in their work: light and sound. In their new and spectacular AV Show “Shiro”, which will be presented at Sónar by Day, they will design an onstage configuration that delineates and contributes to the volume of space, in which geometric lines and figures will be projected, distorting the profiles of both creators. Some of the projections are so dense they disappear from view; others so light that they appear to pop out.

Nonotak have astonished everyone in recent years with their works appearing at festivals such as Todays Art, and key art centres including the Tate Modern in London, among many others. The duo is an example par excellence of digital artists working at the centre of the medium’s disciplines and formats: live shows, installations, sound and audiovisual, following in the path of artists like Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai. Schipfer and Nakamoto are not visual musicians, nor are they visual artists making music: their proposals form a completely new dimension, which is almost impossible to break down into constituent parts.