This footage was recorded at the Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts near the RI boarder. Described as extended moment photography the technique is not considered time-lapse film where time is condensed... flowers blooming,fruit rotting, city waking up... that sort of thing. This recording plays at real time speed. The footage is processed to extend the moment captured to show trails of where the animal has been / will be.
43 prepared dc-motors, 31.5kg packing paper
DC-motors, paper, nylon, wood, power supply.
Installation view: Orbital Garden Bern, Switzerland.
Curated by Don Li and Jahn Antener. Studio production assisted by Elisa Tangheroni, Valentina Brkovic, Matteo Taramelli, Janis Weidner, Ulf Kallscheidt and Till Hillbrecht. On-site production assisted by Elisa Tangheroni, Valentina Brkovic, Matteo Taramelli, Paul Hügli, Don Li, Jahn Antener, Li Rotzler, Marc Beekhuis, Hannes Zweifel, Micha Bürgi, Simon Petermann, Jelena Savic, Monika Grossen, Jahn Mazel and Nina Wagner. Video by Studio Zimoun. Supported by KulturStadtBern, Swisslos / Amt für Kultur Kanton Bern, Migros Aare and Burgergemeinde Bern.
«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 categories 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
I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills. Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview - use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.
I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.
Ira Glass whom I've never met in real life but had such a big influence in my development. Thank you for telling beginners, what nobody else does.
David Shiyang Liu for the video, that initiated me to start that project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: vimeo.com/24715531
The people from current.tv who originally recorded the interview with Ira Glass. See the relevant part here: youtube.com/watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY
The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)!
Steven Sasseville for painting the "taste"-painting for me.
Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the "creative work"-chalkboard.
Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment.
Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the "fight"-take.
Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting-takes.
Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy "good enough"-hand.
Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location.
Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the "ambitions"-take and finding me the "finish 1 story"-typewriter.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Solveig Gold for being the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video.
Jutta and Uwe Sax for several equipment and their support.