EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 10, 2014 . Zimoun combines raw, industrial materials, with mechanical elements to create sonic sculptural works that transform and activate the gallery space. Sound is used as an architectural element that defines space both naturally and mechanically and immerses the spectator in a unique sonic and spatial experience. His work shifts the viewers’ relationship with technology and reminds them of the motors and materials that move everyday life.
Zimoun (born 1977) is a Swiss artist who lives and works in Bern, Switzerland. As self-taught artist, he is most known for his sound sculptures, sound architectures and installation art that combine raw, industrial materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic bags, or old furniture, with mechanical elements such as dc-motors, wires, microphones, speakers and ventilators. Zimoun's sound sculptures and architectural interventions combine visual, sonic, and spatial elements that use simple mechanical systems to transform and activate the space.
Exhibition Dates: February 6 – May 3, 2014 - EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 10, 2014
Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6-9pm
Family Day Saturday, April 12, 11am-4pm
Closed: Mar 26-29
The Artist wishes to thank:
bitforms gallery nyc
529 west 20th st, new york, ny 10011
212. 366.6941 212.366.6939 www.bitforms.com
The Beall Center's 2013-14 exhibition season focuses on artworks that are dedicated to our relationships with sound, space and sculpture, and that have influences by John Cage (see Beall video featuring John Cage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgE8iHRIaCg). Our season began with a group exhibition where artists used sound in various structures, rhythms and patterns. The season will culminate with a solo exhibition by Swiss artist Zimoun who is creating a new commissioned work that incorporates a complex sound structure arranged and formed specific to the Beall Center’s gallery space. Highlighting sound art and displaying the works in a year-long series provides a distinctive and comprehensive experience for our visitors.
Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers and staff who helped to make this exhibiton possible: Stephanie Sherriff, Gabriel Dunne, James Barnes, Alyssa Sipin, Grigor Harutyunyan, Adrian Garcia, Allie Ihm, Kuang I Chen, Mingna Li, Suzy Poghosyan, Jennifer Trieu, Cris Whetstone, Colleen Kuo, Karen Jimenez, Desiree Nguyen, Kimberly Bridgewater, Juan Meneses, Bequi Howarth, Christopher Reyes, Mike Hatalski, Candice Nunez, Fina Lee Bentley Kimura.
Wall of Sound Review by Jeannie R. Lee, ArtSCene: http://artscenecal.com/articles/845-zimoun.