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Sound sculpture installations by Zimoun

With motors, cardboard, wires, sticks, wood, crumpled paper, packing peanuts, fans, and other materials, Bern, Switzerland-based artist Zimoun creates large-scale sound sculpture installations that vibrate and hum. This 2017 video compilation is a selection of works from 2005-2017.

zimoun sound sculpture
zimoun sound sculpture

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.

zimoun sound sculpture
zimoun sound sculptures
zimoun sound sculptures
Watch these videos next: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, No. 2, tele-present wind, a real-time wind installation, Cannon cloud collisions for Art & Inactivism, and the synchronization of 100 metronomes.

Bonus: Unendurable Line.

h/t Kottke.

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