Isotopes v.02 Is An Audiovisual Cage

Nonotak's installation features walls of abstract light which beguile and then trap the viewer.

Design studio Nonotak—Noémi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto—have created an installation, called Isotopes v.02, which is a reaction to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that happened back in 2011.

The piece featured at Geneva's 2013 Mapping Festival and consists of projected light which entices the viewer to investigate further. But, once the unsuspecting visitor has headed towards the light like a moth to the flame, they become trapped in this beguiling maze--the intense and aggressive rhythm of the lights and sounds becomes an audiovisual cage.

The pair wanted to evoke the mixed feelings local people had on nuclear power following the Fukushima disaster, how a once attractive way of generating energy suddenly became a nightmare from which they couldn't escape.