Giant Reverberating Sound Sculpture Inside an Empty Chemical Storage Tank

May 29, 2013 | 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 Switzerland. The result is mesmerizing to say the least.

Zimoun has created similar perpetual-motion-and-sound factories in the past, using materials like cork, cardboard, fire and water. Check them out here.