329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank
Permanent installation. DC-motors, cotton balls, filler wires, power supply, lighting system, bench foundation, toluene tank (1951). Dimensions: ⦰ 9.4m x 12.8m height / ⦰ 30.8 x 42 ft. Located in Dottikon, Switzerland. Architecture and consulting by Hannes Zweifel. Assisted from Studio Zimoun by Florian Bürki, Ulf Kallscheidt, Janis Weidner, Marlene Hirtreiter and Annie Rüfenacht. Making-of video by Florian Bürki. Lighting system designed and developped by Davide Groppi. Landscape architecture by Hannes Zweifel and Samuel Interbitzi. Project coordination on-site in Dottikon by Bruno Bachmann. Constructive engeneering by Hans Jörg Baumann and Arthur Hauser. Book: concept, project management and graphics design by Raffinerie AG. Photographies by Zimoun and Janis Weidner / Studio Zimoun. Video by Zimoun. All right reserved © Studio Zimoun.
Making-of Video by Florian Buerki: vimeo.com/67285859
«Using simple and functional components, Zimoun 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.» bitforms nyc
«The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It‘s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns.» Tim Beck
«Zimoun creates complex kinetic sound sculptures by arranging industrially produced parts according to seemingly simple rules. Using motors, wires, ventilators, etc.., he creates closed systems that develop their own behavior and rules similarly to artificial creatures. Once running, they are left to themselves and go through an indeterminable process of (de)generation. These quasi autonomous creatures exist in an absolutely synthetic sphere of lifeless matter. However, within the precise, determinist systems creative categorioes suddenly reappear, such as deviation, refusal and transcience out of which complex patterns of behavior evolve.» Node10
Compilation video: vimeo.com/7235817
Next exhibitions: zimoun.net/events.html
Video archive on Vimeo: vimeo.com/zimoun/videos/sort:plays
bitforms gallery nyc: bitforms.com
Galerie Denise René Paris: deniserene.com
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