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370 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 71x71x71cm
Zimoun 2014

Installation view: Beall Art Center, Los Angeles, USA.
Motors, cotton, steal, cardboard, power supply.


Curated by David Familian. Project management by Stephanie Sherriff and Ulf Kallscheidt. Studio production assisted by Matteo Taramelli, Elisa Tangheroni, Ulf Kallscheidt and Till Hillbrecht. On-site production by Stephanie Sherriff, assisted by Gabriel Dunne, James Barnes, Kuang I Chen, Adrian Garcia, Grigor Harutyunyan, Allie Ihm, Mingna Li, Suzy Poghosyan, Alyssa Sipin, Jennifer Trieu and Cris Whetstone. Video and photos by Stephanie Sherriff and Studio Zimoun.


«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

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