Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. He uses simple and functional components and builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. He’s constantly searching for mechanical rhythms and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. The work he creates emphasizes on the tension between the patterns of modernism and the chaotic forces of life.


Zimoun uses simple and functional materials. For example plastic, polymeric, card and steel materials, wires, motors, compressed air, ventilators, grids, pendulums and balls.


Planned and ordered mechanisms are used to let the simple materials produce the noise they are making. These are complex systems, composed by mechanic motorized units.


I was really impressed by the sound sculptures of Zimoun, the repetition of presentation is something that really intrigues me, this in combination with the sound creations really makes me fascinated about his work and I hope I will be able to visit one of his artworks soon, because of course in real life the whole installation will probably have much more impact.


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