"186 prepared dc-motors, cardboard boxes 60x60x60cm", 2010
motors, power supply, steel, cotton, cardboard
29.5 x 29.5 x 10.5' / 9 x 9 x 3.2 m
Installation view: Arts Center Vooruit Gent, Almost Cinema, Belgium. Curated by Eva De Groote.
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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