In Narcisse, NONOTAK have created for screens an unearthly kinetic sculpture inspired by the Greek mythological character Narcissus who falls in love with his own reflection. Filmed during a residency at LE CUBE in Issy Les Moulineaux, France in January 2016, the work uses mirrored squares that flicker and shift into a sequence of geometric forms and surface patterns that are elevated by a powerful yet minimalist soundtrack. Through the interplay of angles, surfaces, movement and sounds, Narcisse transforms, defines, merges and explores different kinds of space and spatiality.
NONOTAK is a Paris-based studio created by illustrator Noemi Schipfer and musician Takami Nakamoto in 2011. Their practice spans across light and musical performances and audiovisual installations that respond to spaces through a combination of digital and analogue techniques.