"138 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 40x40x40cm", 2011
motors, power supply, steel, cotton, cardboard
7.9 x 30.2 x 11.5 ft / 240 x 920 x 350 cm
Installation view: Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway.
Curated by Jørgen Larsson, Lydgalleriet.
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun (b. 1977, Switzerland) builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
Video courtesy of the artist.
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