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3 – 19 Nov

Weaving together the graceful interplay of motion and geometry, vibrant lights will trace infinite circles, creating hypnotic waves that transcend time and space.

Satellites is a new commission by the internationally acclaimed studio Nonotak, set within the vast and desolate Elders Woolstores, which will be exclusively open for the Biennale for the first time in over 30 years.

An immersive light and sound experience, Satellites will see bespoke lighting unit engage in a captivating dance, moving in a battle-like rhythm that is synchronised to a soundscape. Their elegant motions create a mesmerising spectacle, viewers will be engaged in a timeless performance. At the heart of Satellites lies the exploration of duality, the sense of opposing forces harmoniously coexisting.

This is a captivating, not to be missed, kinetic light sculpture and three-dimensional experience, bringing to life the secret interior of one of Fremantle’s most iconic buildings.

Please note- the Elders Woolstores has remained vacant for 30 years, and as such has not received the maintenance and repairs that it deserves. We’ve done everything we can to minimise any risks to attendees, but we ask that you please read our terms and conditions outlined below.

Date and Time

Elders Woolstores, Fremantle
3 – 19 Nov 2023
Thurs – Sun
10am – 8pm


$15 + bf

Nonotak is a creative duo founded by former illustrator Noemi Schipfer and former architect-musician Takami Nakamoto that was conceived in 2012. Nonotak work with light & sound installations and performance pieces to create ethereal, immersive and dreamlike environments which are built to envelope, challenge and stagger the viewer capitalising on Nakamoto’s approach to space, light & sound and Schipfer’s experience with kinetic visual and complex, geometric illustrations. This results in a duo who creates pieces that put together light, sound and space in order to provide the audience a unique visual and sensitive experience. The large range of projects Nonotak are capable of designing and producing allowed them to experiment in many different fields of arts: Architecture, Music, Fine Arts, Digital Arts, Theatre, Cinema, Dance, Design and Fashion. Sound and visual contents are all produced in house, including their documentative contents that are available online as a visual preview of their work. Nonotak’s aesthetic is inspired by minimal architecture and optical art.

  • Elders Woolstores, Fremantle
  • Information

    Duration: 30 minutes

    This event includes flashing, strobe and moving lights alongside medium to high level sound. It also includes fog machines.

    Event Information:
    This event is held indoors and undercover, but the building is not equipped with air-conditioning or insulation, so please dress appropriately to the weather. Toilets will be located near the entrance outside the space. Water will not be available, so please bring your own. The building the event is held in has been closed for 30 years, with little maintenance, so is subject to risks. Attendees will be required to accept the terms & conditions prior to attending the event. See Terms & Conditions below.


    Latecomers may not be admitted. We recommend booking tickets in advance and arriving early to ensure you don’t miss out.



  • Terms

    Important Risk Warning and Exclusion of Liability


    The premises at which the event is being held have been vacant for some time and have not been subject to any maintenance program. The premises may therefore present dangers, hazards and risks as a result of the condition of the premises, including but not limited to risks of physical harm, and injury and consequential loss and damage. Entry into the premises is at your own risk. Please take care.


    To the extent permitted by law, you agree that Elders Wool Stores Pty Ltd and Fremantle Biennale Inc (including their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, contractors, servants and agents), shall not be liable to you for any loss, damage, liability or injury that you may suffer by attending the premises including due to any negligence, or any other act of omission.

  • Getting There

    Woolstores Car Park
    Westgate Car Park
    Street parking can also be found surrounding the building.


    Public Transport:
    Elders Woolstores is a 6 minute walk from the Fremantle Train Station, which is the final destination for the Fremantle Train line, as well as several bus routes.


    Food & drink:
    While food & beverages will not be available at this event, there are several fantastic hospitality offerings nearby. Clancy’s Fish Pub, a family-friendly seafood pub is just across the road. Think fish and chips, local tap beers, and the best fire-engines in Fremantle. There’s also a small Israeli café called Kapara, which is open only on weekdays until 2.30pm, so get in early. Also nearby is The Mantle (a collective of food trucks and stalls), and a short walk further you can find restaurants such as Manuka Woodfire Kitchen (book ahead!), Gypsy Tapas House, as well as the go to coffee joint for our staff, Best Wishes.

  • Access

    The event area is concrete, with some uneven terrain. It is wheelchair accessible with a ramp at the entrance. Accessible portable toilets will be placed just outside the venue. The nearest ACROD parking can be found at the  Woolstores Car Park or Westgate Car Park.

  • Image credit

    Photo: Nonotak, Ocean, 2018. Courtesy the artists.