64 ventilators, 98m² polyethyleen foil 0.08mm

64 ventilators, 98m² polyethyleen foil 0.08mm

Location
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Project Year
2015
Category
Exhibitions
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64 ventilators, 98m² polyethyleen foil 0.08mm

Studio Zimoun as Artists

«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.» 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


«Zimoun creates work that connot possibly be heard over headphones. He doesn't use microphones or speakers, but instead creates mechnical sound works from rigorous interactive displays of commonplace industrial objects such as plastic bags, cardboard boxes, and tubing activated by motors. His sculptures create sonic and visual chaos out of a seemingly ordered system. Inspired by the sciences of generative systems, robotics, and swarm behaviors, he creates very simmple synthetic structures, which unfold into complex, almost biological systems. Licht differentiates Zimoun's particular type of minimalism from the work of musicians like La Monte Young and Steve Reich, describing "hive-like structures which remove the factor of duration by physically stracking the repetitions on top of each other." The sound is the essence of his artistic practice; the form of the sculpture develops from the function of its sound production. What you hear is what you see, an electromechanical sound-making organism.» Collins, Schedel, Wilson «Electronic Music» Cambrigde University Press.


«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


Materials: Motors, wood, rope, metal, polyethyleen, controlling system. Dimensions: 7m x 14m x 0.5m.

Project Credits
K.B. Hallen
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