Zimoun : A Selection of Works 2005-2017
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'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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«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
«Zimoun is best compared to a watchmaker of a self-reproducing time constructing his own gauging station.» Radjo Monk
«The clean, elegant sound sculptures combine visual, sonic, and spatial elements in an organically balanced entirely artwork. Using simple and well- conceived mechanical systems, Zimouns‘s work transforms and activates the space.» Jury Prix Ars Electronica 2010
«Zimoun creates complex kinetic sound sculptures by arranging industrially produced parts according to seemingly simple rules. Using motors, wires, ventilators, etc.., he creates closed systems that develop their own behavior and rules similarly to artificial creatures. Once running, they are left to themselves and go through an indeterminable process of (de)generation.
These quasi autonomous creatures exist in an absolutely synthetic sphere of lifeless matter. However, within the precise, determinist systems creative categorioes suddenly reappear, such as deviation, refusal and transcience out of which complex patterns of behavior evolve.» Node10
«It is a poetic and humorous absurdity we find in Zimoun’s work, which opens up a wide, refreshing and enriching space for discoveries, associations and a multitude of approaches.» Nina Terry
«The components used in Zimoun’s work are simple, functional and raw, whereas only aesthetically high-level and purposefully chosen elements and materials are used in minimalist fashion. Through radical reduction, Zimoun creates works of art which allow for a plethora of associations without being pinned down to a specific direction. Radical abstraction functions rather like a code in the background of things, thus elegantly avoiding an insinuation of direct, concrete attribution. Thanks to the abundance of mechanical activity, the range of perception, possibilities and interpretations is wide open.» Amanda Neumann
«Indeed, one of the refreshing elements of this work is the immediacy with which one can understand the sound-making process, where each micro-event is present, visible, and concrete. Yet at the same time the resulting complexity of the total system, conjured before your eyes, defies any attempt to dissect it. You might find yourself feeling there is a «prime mover» at work behind the scenes, but in fact it is just the characteristic reaction of materials behaving together and in unison with the space of their activity. A magic of the real.» Xymara
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A permanent installation directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, Poland.
-> Be sure to watch the making of the piece here: vimeo.com/41475403
When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier.
The piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century.
Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space.
By using references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the utopian projects of Archigram to confront the different visions of the future at different times, Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié were interested in trying to create a vision of a future with no precise time reference. A timeless future.
Read more about the project on the ANTIVJ BLOG: blog.antivj.com/2012/o/
DIRECTED by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
ARCHITECTURE by Max Berg (1913)
VISUALS by Romain Tardy, Guillaume Cottet
MUSIC composed by Thomas Vaquié
2D / 3D MAPPING by Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION Nicolas Boritch
Filmed by Jerome Monnot, Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
Edited by Jerome Monnot
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This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building.
A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.
If you love architecture, for more stuff you can follow us in http://www.ombuarchitecture.tumblr.com
Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez
Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez
Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble, (Creative Commons)
you can download it here: vimeo.com/musicstore/track/10358
Here is the alphabetical list We hope you enjoy it.
Alvar AAlto _ Säynätsalo Town hall - Finland
Luis Barragán _ satellite towers - Mexico city
Santiago Calatrava _ Lyon - Satolas airport railway station - lyon France
Luís Domènech i Montaner _ Antoni Tàpies foundation - Barcelona
Eduardo Souto de Moura _ Paula Rego's House of Stories _ Cascais _ portugal
Norman Foster_ London City Hall _ England
frank Gehry _ Guggenheim bilbao _ Spain
herzog & de meuron _ Beijing National Stadium _ CHina
Arata Isozaki _ Palau Sant Jordi _ barcelona
Philip Johnson _ The Glass House _ New Canaan _ United state
Louis Kahn _ National Parliament of Bangladesh _ Dhaka city
le corbusier _ Villa Savoye _ Poissy, Francia
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe _ barcelona pavilion _ Spain
oscar niemeyer _ National Congress of Brazil, Brasília
Joseph Maria Olbrich _ Secession building, vienna - Austria
César Pelli _ Petronas Twin Tower _ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Giacomo Quarenghi _ the Smolny Institute _ St. Petersburg, Russia.
Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers _ Pompidou Centre _ Paris, Francia
Álvaro Siza _ Ibere camargo foundation _ porto alegre _ Brazil
kenzo Tange _ Tokyo Olympic Stadium - Japan
Jørn Utzon _ Sydney Opera House _ Australia
William Van Alen _ Chrysler Building _ New York City
frank lloyd wright _ guggenheim new york _ United state
Iannis Xenakis _ Philips pavilion _ Expo '58 in Brussels
Minoru Yamasaki _ World Trade Center
Zaha Hadid_The Pierres Vives building _ Montpellier, France# vimeo.com/56974716 Uploaded 1.3M Plays 15.9K Likes 233 Comments
Length: 23:54 / Resolution: 1280x720 / FPS: 24
Superflow, an audio-visual journey into the world of digital harmony, is a 100-page Bachelor Thesis with 12 accompanying computer animations completed in July 2010 by Ian Clemmer .
The thesis introduces the discovery of the Superflow algorithm and describes the modified mathematical formula Polarflow. Quantumflow emerges while programming and developing these two concepts into a node-based particle system plugin. Inspired by John and James White to find harmony in visual art, Ian further analyzes the relationship of musical theory applied to the visual arts.
Superflow is a simple algorithm he discovered in 2009, simply by setting up a parent-child hierachy and moving the pivot points of all objects to one source. Further rotating the objects changes their positions in a unique way, each child rotating twice as fast around as its parent. The initial shape and the rotation angle of all objects then allows an infinite variety of shapes, structures and movements to emerge.
With the help of Martin Stebbing and Oleg Bayborodin, Superflow was then developed into a 3ds Max particle system. Ian’s initial idea was to combine the vast possibilities of Superflow with the shape generating potential of the Superformula (a mathematical formula discovered by Johan Gielis and Bert Berinckx, based on the theorem of pythagoras). Quantumflow was born.
While developing the node based operators (with the 3ds Max Box#3 Extension), Ian modified and further developed the Superformula, essentially creating a new mathematical formula that he calls Polarflow. By using initial shapes generated from the Polarflow formula and combining them with multiple layers of the Superflow algorithm, Quantumflow explores the synergetic result of this newly created visual universe.
What music is to sound is viusic to light. Harmony is not just audible, it is visible.
Viusic is the music of visual art.
Special Thanks to Martin Stebbing, without his help and support, Quantumflow would still only be a dream, to Johan Gielis, for helping me better understand the Superformula, polar and cartesian coordinate systems, and last but not least, to the programming Master Oleg Bayborodin, for helping my ideas of combining Superflow with the Superformula become particle reality. Quantumflow releases the potential I saw in this simple algorithm. Superflow has become much more than I ever dreamed of.
More information here: http://www.superflow.co
Software Tutorial #001 - Superflow: vimeo.com/15486040
Z-Depth, Viusic Piece #12, is the beginning journey into stereoscopic vision, and requires red-cyan glasses to view correctly.
Quantumflow 3DS Max Particle System:
Developed by Ian Clemmer http://www.ianclemmer.com
Programmed by Oleg Bayborodin (http://www.orbaz.com) and Ian Clemmer
Help & Support by Martin Stebbing http://www.stebbing3d.com
Superflow and other Plugins & Scripts for the visual artist available at http://www.v-motion.co/# vimeo.com/13110687 Uploaded 114K Plays 1,699 Likes 48 Comments
Director : Daniel Brereton
Drawings : Daniel Brereton
Lead animator : Matt Lloyd
Animator/Designer : Etienne Frasson-Cochet
Producer : Tina Pawlik
Art department assistant : Iris Debaveye
Animation team :
Lead colourist : Iris Debaveye
Colourist team :
Post supervisor : Lewis Kyle White
Grade : Jack McGinity
Thanks to :
Forever Pictures, Sasha Nixon, Joe Mount, Stephen Bass, Jane Third, Because Music# vimeo.com/93519409 Uploaded 152K Plays 2,199 Likes 24 Comments