ZIMOUN «SCULPTING SOUND»
Solo Exhibition : The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.
October 11, 2011 - February 19, 2012
Curated by Matthew McLendon.
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 curiously collected material, 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 blends effortlessly with electric reverberation in Zimoun's minimalist constructions.» 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
Exhibition design by Matthew Harmon. Project coordination and assisted by Stephanie Sherriff. Assisted by Vanessa Gageos, Florian Bürki, Matthew Hamron, Kyle Petreycik, Alvy Vereecke, Emily Martin, Morgan Janssen, Chris Schumaker, Gabbi Ricci, Tracy Keenan, Diana Lueken, Lester Gessley, Alicia Stein, Emily Meyer, Chris Degrer, Alex Wyllie, Katelyn Bobek and Anna Paul. Exhibition coordination by Donn Roll. Conservation by David Piurek. Volunteer coordination and academic affairs by David Berry. Photographies and videos by Zimoun.
Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council and bitforms gallery NYC.
Video courtesy of the artist and the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.
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