Nosaj Thing / Cold Stares ft. Chance The Rapper + The O’My’s

Daito Manabe, MIKIKO, TAKCOM, ELEVENPLAY, Rhizomatiks Research


This is a music video of “Cold Stares”, a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artist and beatmaker Nosaj Thing, who is actively working around the world, and rapper Chance The Rapper. A dance piece by two dancers was produced to express the message in the lyrics their mental situation and conflict searching for reason of being and memories, wandering along the border between reality and illusion. This dance has been shown in two ways: the real world performed by people and the delusional world of CG. This film and editing system has potential for capturing various live performance and live sports broadcasts. In the future, we plan to use ultra wide band techniques to capture outdoor spaces, in place of motion capture cameras.


Rhizomatiks Research: Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi, Yuya Hanai, Katsuhiko Harada, Momoko Nishimoto, Youichi Sakamoto, Tomoaki Yanagisawa
ELEVENPLAY: MIKIKO, Kaori Yasukawa, Erisa Wakisaka
P.I.C.S.: Takahiko Kajima, Syuhei Harada
McRAY: Akira Miwa, Kohki Okuyama, Akira Iio

Daito Manabe (JP) is a media artist, DJ and programmer. Daito founded Rhizomatiks in 2006, and since 2015 he has worked with Motoi Ishibashi on Rhizomatiks Research, which conducts projects for the purpose of R&D. Rhizomatiks Research, researching into the relationship between human beings and technology, is an organization which introduces to the world, art and entertainment projects through collaborating with creators including artists, researchers, graphic designers, athletes, dancers, choreographers, directors, musicians, and engineers.

MIKIKO (JP) is a stage director/choreographer, the artistic director and choreographer of world-famous Japanese artists, and choreographer/director of the dance company ELEVENPLAY. ELEVENPLAY was founded by MIKIKO in 2009 in hopes of creating dancers who possess highly artistic sense and creativity on top of exquisite techniques, body and spirit.

TAKCOM (JP) is a director of the moving image and an artist based in Tokyo. He has garnered acclaim worldwide with gallery exhibitions and art festivals. From art gallery to advertising, he takes pleasure in pursuing artistic expression in all mediums and forms.