Immersive Art Exhibit Celebrates the Wonders of Light

Experience a next-level celebration of sound and light. "Naked Eyes" has made its way to the District for a limited time.

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Say goodbye to the cherry blossoms and immerse yourself in light! "Naked Eyes," brought to you by Nonotak Studio, is an art exhibit that lets visitors connect with sound, light and space.
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This is the Paris-based duo's first solo exhibition in the United States. They are known for using custom-made technology to create geometric illustrations and illusions.
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"Naked Eyes" is compromised of four installations.
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"Naked Eyes" is in celebration of the International Day of Light, May 16. The day commemorates the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960, by physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman.
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"This is the first time we merge video projection and static light fixtures together, and we are thrilled by this new challenge,” Nonotak Studio said in a statement.
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"Ocean" has sound and features a white, wood wall with hidden LED lights.
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The installation "Coma" features programmed moving headlights.
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Visitors are encouraged to sit and move within the installations. BASELINE, pictured above, is a horizontal LED light installation paired with sound and video projection on the walls.
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"Zero Point One" is next-level. This particular installation uses the thinnest light source through a fiber-optic grid and is powered by lasers, creating a floating, 3D illusion.
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Each "Zero Point One" line is controlled individually.
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“In this exhibition, light has been sculpted, contained, diffused, projected and reflected so naked eyes can enjoy the three-dimensionality of it,” Noemi Schipfer, one of the two artists, said in a statement.
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Go here for ticket information. Note: The exhibit is encouraged for ages 12+ and is not recommended for people with light or photo sensitivity.
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ARTECHOUSE is located between the Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza Metro stations at 1238 Maryland Ave. SW in D.C. Tag @NBCWashington in your pics when you visit!
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