EN
SORA
BY
 
NONOTAK
 
(NOEMI
 
SCHIPFER
 
AND
 
TAKAMI
 
NAKAMOTO)
 
Amsterdam, The NetherlandsJan 5th, 23Feb 5th, 23
About SORA
SORA

SORA is our newest kinetic light installation where the architectural nature of the space isolates the audience from natural light, creating an opportunity to recreate our own enveloping landscape which is a combination of our kinetic setup and the rough texture of the Gasholder.

SORA means sky in Japanese, which is the main inspiration for this piece. Sky is the most powerful light screen, connecting us visually to outer space. It’s hard to perceive all the complexity of it but the longer we look at it, the more we are able to perceive and realise details from it, especially at night. In a minimal and geometrical setup of moving light modules, SORA tempts to reflect the complexity that sky has to offer.

Massive lights forming lines are in motion right above the audience, changing directions with the illusion of wind. Hundreds of stars are choreographed through a contrasted soundscape. The rhythms of the piece interprets the characteristics of the sky. Sometimes calm, peaceful and dreamy, sometimes energetic and stormy.

Rotation is the central movement of SORA. Rotation is infinite and doesn’t have a beginning or ending. Experimenting with that endless motion, our attempt is to guide the audience into a contemplative and hypnotic experience.

The live performance presents an intensified version of the exhibition, with the musical artists performing within the installation itself. All elements of the installation are controlled, altered and arranged in real-time during the show, so every performance is completely unique.

Date
6/1/235/2/23
Time
Check ticketing page
Location
Gashouder, Klonneplein 1 1014DD, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The exhibition is experienced with no specific beginning or end. It is arranged to encourage a meditative experience, inviting the visitors to stay for an indefinite time. The layout encourages them to enjoy it however they like, sitting or laying down and drifting as far away from everyday life and the outside world as possible.

Date
6/1/235/2/23
Time
Check ticketing page
Location
Gashouder, Klonneplein 1 1014DD, Amsterdam, Netherlands
FAQs

Do you have a question about the SORA Show? Check out the list of frequently asked questions or use the contact form.

Our exhibition contains flashy video footage and loud noises, which may be unsuitable for individuals with epilepsy
Yes, the Gasholder is accessible via wheelchair ramps. We also have parking spaces for the disabled that can be booked with a reservation by leaving a message here.
The Unfold.art exhibition variant is loved by young and old! Our installation is located in a dark space with loud noises. Keep this in mind if you're considering bringing young children. But the exhibition experience is suitable for all ages.
About the artist
NONOTAK (AKA NOEMI SCHIPFER AND TAKAMI NAKAMOTO)

Nonotak is a creative studio project founded by former illustrator Noemi Schipfer and former architect-musician Takami Nakamoto that was conceived in 2012. Nonotak works with light & sound installations and performance pieces to create ethereal, immersive and dreamlike environments which are built to envelope, challenge and stagger the viewer capitalising on Nakamoto’s approach to space, light & sound and Schipfer’s experience with kinetic visual and complex, geometric illustrations. Nonotak’s aestetic is inspired by minimal architecture and optical art.