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FAR and Away Presents: Sonnenzimmer

Published September 15, 2021

Join FAR and Sonnenzimmer November 9th 2021 for a performative lecture and Q+A session regarding the Holographic Principle and its implications on our understanding of two dimensional images. The event will be a free and livestreamed for registered participants.



Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi

November 9th 2021 @7pm



Sonnenzimmer is the collaborative practice of artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their work investigates and challenges preconceived notions of the graphic arts. Their experimental studio was established in 2006 in Chicago. Together, they explore the physical and psycho-physical nature of visualization through image-making, sculpture, writing, publishing, exhibitions, design, music, and performance. While they move through an array of media, their focus is on triangulating a deeper understanding of graphic expression at large.”


Promise to Return

Date: 2021 Media: 12-color screen print Size: 18 x 24 inches Edition: 70, signed and numbered

Surface Resolution Center 

Date: 2019 Media: 5-color screen print, 8-color moku hanga Size: 16 x 20 inches Edition: 8, signed and numbered

Carrier Shell: Holographic Principle

Date: 2021 Media: 6-color screen print with UV spot varnish Size: 18 x 24 inches Edition: 39, signed and numbered


The Holographic Principle is a concept in modern physics hypothesizing that our three dimensional world has a two dimensional representation on the horizon of the universe. This “horizon” marks the physical edge of knowable space, at which it is expanding in every direction.


We are fascinated by the implications of this theory, especially with how it might relate to two dimensional structures here on earth, such as images. 


In physics, the Holographic Principle raises many questions. Is our reality simply a type of projection created from a two dimensional source? Is the two dimensional “image” on the horizon our actual location?  Applied directly to our own experiences here on Earth, what might this concept reveal about humanity’s connection to our two dimensional creations and those found in nature? Is there an innate “state” that graphics/images help forge? What does this say about our collective graphic “world” which we’ve created since the birth of image making and through today? “


Carrier Shell: Waste Matters 

Date: 2020 Media: 9-color screen print with UV spot varnish and puff additive elements Size: 18 x 24 inches Edition: 50, signed and numbered