Curated by Marthe van de Grift
Zimoun (born in Switzerland, 1977) is a self-taught artist best known for his sound installations. He uses simple and functional components like cardboard boxes, plastic bags, or old furniture, coupled with mechanical elements such as small motors, wires, microphones, speakers and ventilators. This creates architecturally-minded platforms of sound that can be entered and explored acoustically by the visitor.
With documenting such works I’d say it’s nearly impossible to parallel that multi-sensory experience. Although walking around the installation is important for experiencing the artwork, I believe that it doesn’t mean the work can’t also exist in another context and transform into another version of itself. Maybe Zimoun just meant it as documentation but this compilation of works brings something else to the table: another level of repetitive sequence. Not only visually, but also content wise. Seeing his works altogether highlights the makers obsession with repetition even more. Because there’s barely any context in the video, the fragments add up to one imaginary installation in which all of the works come together in one virtual building. Let the acoustic hum of natural phenomena reverberate your room.
P.S. Did you know that you can also find music (or rather sound) of Zimoun on Spotify?
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