"200 prepared dc-motors, 2000 cardboard elements 70x70cm", 2011
Zimoun in collabortation with Architect Hannes Zweifel.
motors, power supply, circuitry wire, cardboard
49.2 x 29.5 x 14.7' / 15 x 9 x 4.5 m

Installation view: Contemporary Art Museum MNAC Bucharest, Romania.
Curated by Rokolectiv Bucharest.

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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