ZONE was a collaboration between the Japanese National Theatre and Noism in the spring of 2009. The concept of a 'ZONE of professions' was established by artistic director Jo Kanamori and was presented in three pieces called 'academic / nomadic / physic'. 'nomadic' was the opposite of 'academic'. It was not descriptive and did not belong to anytime or anywhere. One thousand 8m strings of chain created a scenery of movement and of dynamic particles of lights – a ‘space of phenomenon’. Performers were given a certain look, unrecognisable as any particular ethnicity. The music and costumes were also a collective, unbalanced collage of ethnicities. These particular constructs enabled the contradiction of the expression of a space without time or place. A point of light gave the illusion of stage. This 'particle of light' was understood as a point in space which could, through projection or reflection, become visible or invisible. This meant that space was not materialised as fixed or constant. Instead space was the uncertain expression of the 'nomadic' - an absence of presence that could reinstate the position of the particle as scenarios in the space of phenomenon.