Zimoun : 198 prepared dc-motors, wire isolated, cardboard boxes 30x30x8cm, 2012
motors, power supply, circuitry wire, cardboard
installation: 15.6 x 28 x 46 ft. /4.75 x 8.5 x 14m
Installation view: CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Curated by CAN Neuchatel. Assisted by Marlene Hirtreiter, Ulf Kallscheidt, Arthur de Pury, Marie Villemin, Marie Léa Zwahlen, Julian Thompson, Martin Widmer, Magali Pexa, Martin Jakob, Emmanuel Paxon Dupasquier and Anna Fach. Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council and Swisslos / Amf für Kultur des Kantons Bern.
Sponsoring by Brieger Emballages.
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 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.
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