"45 prepared DC motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 23 x 23 x 9 cm", 2011
motors, power supply, steel, cotton, cardboard
176 x 126 x 4" / 447 x 320 x 10.2 cm
Installation view: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Curated by Luc Meier.
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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