They transformed the empty concrete space into a dynamic strobing interplay of light, shadow, and sound all synced together.
Light and sound artist duo Nonotak Studio—Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto–recently overtook an underground parking lot in Le Mans, France as part of the Teriaki Festival. They transformed the empty concrete space into a dynamic strobing interplay of light, shadow, and sound all synced together.
Called Horizon V.2—Nonotak often create evolved versions of specific pieces, the first iteration of this was performed at Tate Britain in June—it features two cross-shaped lines of lights on stands which create a dreamy subterranean environment. Light and audio bounce off the surfaces and ricochet amongst the pillons to create dancing silhouettes and pools of light, along with blink-and-you-miss-it forms.
For the opening ceremony of the Croisement Festival in Guangzhou China, Visual System has imagined “VS Carre X” : an interactive cube of 3 meters, built by Grand, and projecting light reacting according to the sound. This installation was animated by an original score by Thomas Vaquié which maximises the public’s immersion in this big exterior dispositive.
The first week of December marked the beginning of the LA Philharmonic’s in/SIGHT concert series. The multimedia series will incorporate video images playing in sync with the performance, creating an immersive new way to experience the music for concert-goers. The first of these performances was the collaborative work of conductor Esa-pekka Salonen and artist Refik Anadol in an audio-visual rendition of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques. Using audio analysis and Kinect motion capture software to record Salonen’s movements while conducting, Anadol has created a stunning set of moving images that capture the very spirit of Varèse’s work. Learn more about this fascinating project, after the break.