Paris-based visual and audio artists Nonotak Studio will be making their debut at this year’s Notte Bianca.
As part of this year’s festival, the renowned duo will be contributing their unique light and sound creations to the project Design4DCity – an experiment in engaging with city spaces in new and innovative ways.
“This year, there’s been a conscious effort to introduce more new and digital media events to the Notte Bianca programme. This is why we’re honoured that Nonotak Studio, who are at the forefront of the digital arts scene, have accepted our invitation to be part of this national cultural event,” explained Sean Buhagiar, artistic director of Notte Bianca Valletta.
Founded in 2011, Nonotak Studio is comprised of illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect musician Takami Nakamoto. In a relatively short amount of time, the pair has become renowned for creating ethereal, immersive and dreamlike sound and light environments meant to envelope viewers. These environments capitalise on Nakamoto’s approach to space and sound, and Schipfer’s experience in kinetic visual.
“We’re excited to see how the duo’s work will make use of and enhance Valletta’s unique architectural aesthetic. It’s our hope that Nonotak’s work will not only be a source of great wonder for Notte Bianca visitors, but will also be an immensely positive influence on local artists wishing to pursue careers in the exciting, innovative world of digital media.”
The Design4DCity project will be taking place at the Piazza d’Armi at Fort St Elmo between 9.30pm and midnight on the 1st October. The project also includes work from Berlin-based activists Urban Action and Maltese musician and sound designer Mario Sammut, also known as Cygna. The project is a collaboration between the Valletta Design Cluster, the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Notte Bianca Valletta. For more information, visit the Notte Bianca website.
Notte Bianca is organised by Arts Council Malta under the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, with the support of Valletta 2018 Foundation, Valletta Local Council, Floriana Local Council, TVM, Shadeena and MSV Life.