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Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
25 March–23 December 2022
Times
Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm
Format
Exhibition/​Music/​Free
Accessibility

This installation is located on a basement level that is only accessible via stairs.

Content warnings: Contains low lighting and strobe lighting.

Admission

Free

Dark Matter is a semi-permanent, site specific light/sound installation by NONOTAK, a collaboration of Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto.

Commissioned by The Substation, Asia TOPA and Stable Music Company, the work was installed at The Substation in 2020.

Materials: Space, Aluminium, Led.

Feature image: Dark Matter, The Substation, 2021

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Ryoji Ikeda (JAPAN)/
Nonotak (JAPAN/FRANCE),
datamatics [ver. 2.0] and Shiro
datamatics [ver. 2.0] and Shiro
27 February 2020
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Pioneering Japanese electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda performs datamatics [ver. 2.0] live in a double bill with the Australian premiere of Shiro by visual art and musical duo Nonotak.

datamatics [ver. 2.0] takes the seemingly mundane – data – and uses it as a source for breathtaking sounds and visuals. From sequences of patterns derived from hard drive errors, the imagery transforms into dramatic rotating views of the universe in 3D. The hypnotic soundtrack mirrors the imagery, meshing bleeps, crescendos and bass into a kaleidoscopic soundscape.

Shiro is the ethereal, immersive audiovisual performance by Nonotak, collaborative project of illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect and musician Takami Nakamoto. Their work with light and sound installations and performance pieces create dreamlike environments that are built to envelope the viewer and distort reality, and with Shiro this process reaches transcendent states of illumination and sound.

Ryoji Ikeda – datamatics [ver. 2.0] and Nonotak – Shiro is part of the Subsonic program curated for Asia TOPA by The Substation.

Presented by The Substation and Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA.

Warning: This performance contains strobe lighting and loud noises. Please note that Ryoji Ikeda will be performing from Front of House and will not be on stage.

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