Friday, February 21, 2014


186 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 60x60x60cm

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, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances wolrdwide. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer.


«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». Using simple, physical systems to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns, Zimouns‘s work transforms and activates the space.» dsm

DC-motors, cotton balls, filler wires, cardboard boxes, power supply. Exhibition view: Arts Center Vooruit Gent, Almost Cinema, Belgium. Curated by Eva De Groote. Project coordination by Joke Vangheluwe. Assistants: Frederik Haentjes, Charlotte Bouckaert, Naomi Kerkhove, Veerle Troch, Vanessa Gageos and Florian Bürki. Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, KulturStadtBern, Swisslos / Amt für Kultur Kanton Bern and SCA Packaging Switzerland.