Solo Exhibition : The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA.
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, Amt für Kultur Kanton Bern / Swisslos and bitforms gallery NYC.
The making of "Hero," a drawing of my dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
Directed, Filmed, Edited and Drawn by Miguel Endara
Music by Bonobo - Noctuary
Song written by Simon Green, published by Just Isn't Music
(P) Ninja Tune 2003. Licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune - ninjatune.net
Song Download: http://bit.ly/rubVeD
There is something beautiful about the baking process. The way flour feels in your hands or the sound of eggs cracking on the edge of a bowl. Baking is a gathering of interesting materials, a mixed medium art piece of sorts, that ends in a cake instead of a canvas.
Thank you for your compliments. We have not been able to respond to comments for some reason (still trying to figure it out....) but here is some general info.
We shot this with a Canon 5D and 7D with EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 24-105mm f4L IS. We edited in Final Cut Pro and colored in Color and FCP. We wrote out the titles and edited them in Photoshop.
The setting was already intriguing. A Greek from Pontus, living in Athens is a luthier of some of the best Spanish guitars. His name is Vassilis and he is not only an accomplished luthier but also a charming human. We spend 3 days with him in his small and packed lab in Athens, where we learned a lot, laughed a lot and in general had a great time. The end result combined with the music of Edstard left everyone more than satisfied.
Pedazos de madera, amor, esmero, celo, conocimiento y 299 horas de trabajo, concentradas en una película de algo más de 3 minutos.
La serie “The Art of Making” pretende mostrar y promocionar a gente de nuestros días que, superando el fatalismo y el pesimismo del espíritu contemporáneo, se atreven, con pasión e imaginación, a seguir soñando y creando. Estos amantes del conocimiento y de la emoción, intentan combinar la organización y la precisión de la ciencia con la elegancia, la sutileza y el ingenio del arte. Su oferta es de un valor incalculable y se lo agradecemos profundamente.
Dirección y VFX: Spiros Rasidakis y Dimitris Ladópoulos
Dirección de fotografía: Níkos Mexis
Edición: Yiannis Kostavaras
Diseño Acústico: Nikos Tsines
Guitarrista y compositor: Edsart Udo de Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
Constructor de guitarras, luthier: Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com