NAME: Isotopes V.02
AUTHOR: Nonotak, a creative duo made of Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto.
DESCRIPTION: Isotopes can be seen as a metaphor on nuclear power, in light of the Fukushima event. First considered as a great energy source, it is only later that one realized the dangers of nuclear power. The installation follows the same narrative. The light movements are slow and hypnotizing at first, luring the visitor into the dematerialized space. They soon become more aggressive to the point that the visitor is trapped behind these immaterial barriers, just as we are stuck with nuclear power. The installation was presented at the 2013 Mapping Festival in Geneva.
AMUSEMENT RATE: Some might point out the similarities between Isotopes and the 3Destruct installation made by AntiVJ artists Yannick Jacquet, Jérémie Peeters and Thomas Vaquié. Nonotak acknowledges the AntiVJ installation as a reference for their work so there is no need to evoke plagiarism or anything. The two works do share visual characteristics but their messages are completely different. Emulation between artists of such a young discipline can only benefit mapping and contribute to its development into a fully grown art form.
Source: Robot Mafia