Swiss sound / kinetic artist Zimoun creates works with simple materials - cardboard, motors, and cotton balls, to great effect. Here are a couple of examples embedded below:
In 2003, graphic designer Marc Beekhuis and Zimoun founded Leerraum [ ] - which has become a platform for artists, designers or architects,… who explore forms and structures based on reductive principles and careful yet radical use of materials.
«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 curiously collected material, 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 blends effortlessly with electric reverberation in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions.» 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.»
You can check out more works by Studio Zimoun at their website here, as well as their Vimeo channel here
Zimoun Previously on PK