Zimoun Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard

Date(s): Apr 28 to Jun 2 2012

Exhibition

Zimoun, 2011

Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5 pm

From simple cardboard boxes expertly stacked against walls, Zimoun erects a structure that transforms the architectural space of the gallery. Affixed to the exterior of the boxes on the inside of the structure are small direct-current motors to which wires and compressed balls of cotton or cork are attached. When the motors are activated, the structure resonates with an unusual sound composition. Exploring rhythm and mechanics, Zimoun creates a tension between the systemic mechanisms of modernity and the natural chaos of life. The deep rumbling that emanates from the work takes the form of an emotive sound wave that naturally harmonizes with the spiritual vibrations and electromagnetic reverberations omnipresent in our contemporary world.

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Zimoun, 2011

Zimoun was born in Switzerland in 1977. Autodidact, he lives and works in Bern. His work, including performances, has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and South America. Zimoun has been awarded several art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer.

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Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

Moteurs c.c. préparés pour carton Prepared DC-Motors on Cardboard. Zimoun – Photos Paul Litherland

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