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04.24.14 Andy Cush

36 ventilators, 4.7m3 packing chips, a new installation from the Swiss artist Zimoun, does what it says on the tin. The artist filled a space inside Switzerland’s Museo d’Arte di Lugano with lots and lots of polystyrene packing peanuts, and uses 36 fans to whip them into a stormy frenzy. The installation fits nicely into Zimoun’s body […]

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01.16.14 Marina Galperina

Swiss artist Zimoun’s latest installation in the UK consists of 96 prepared dc-motors rattling wooden balls inside 96 cardboard boxes. Video above. Zimoun according to bitforms gallery: 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 […]

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05.29.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Swiss sound artist Zimoun creates epic “kinetic sound structures” by applying basic mechanics to simple industrial materials, a lot of them, strategically assembled to emit complex and layered rhythms. His latest installation (video above) was made by attaching 329 of Zimoun’s signature dc-motors to cotton balls, and symmetrically placing them throughout a massive abandoned toluene tank in […]

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