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|Zimoun, 294 prepared dc-motors, cork balls, cardboard boxes 41x41x41cm, 2012.|
297 x 589 x 503 cm.
Photo by John Berens.
The Swiss Artist, Zimoun, who was mentioned in class this week is showing at bitforms gallery. On view will be an immersive, site-specific sound installation based on prepared dc-motors and cardboard boxes.
Part of a series that received its U.S. debut in a solo exhibition at the Ringling Museum of Art this Fall, the installation emphasizes the grid as a method of visual organization. Precariously balanced rows of cardboard boxes form an architectural space containing a rumbling din produced by mechanical motors humming in unison.
Pulsing rhythmically, each unit in the system reverberates with its own sense of purpose and timing. Temporal microstructures emerge and shift, made visible by collective behavior. With minimalist and low-tech means, Zimoun constructs a blank zone of play utilizing repetition and the physical pressure of vibration.
As an author, Zimoun uses scale and tools of amplification to transform our associations with commonplace industrial objects. Tuned into kinetic and acoustic detail, his obsessive displays of collected materials unlock emotional potential in otherwise banal and chaotic gestures. In his work static volume permeates a space, yielding reductive clocklike operas of the everyday.
For the duration of the show, the gallery's project room on the 6th floor will also feature four mechanical works by the artist and a video.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The "VoltAxe" - Crazy awesome music controller built by artist Julie Covello as part of a residency at the Clocktower gallery in New York. The eyepiece she's wearing displays the screen of the computer she uses to perform., creating a a very active and cyborg-like performer. There are some more photos here. And this song was supposedly made live with the VoltAxe:
Minor schwing by FreebassBK