curated by Helga Sandl
As simple as his artworks may seem at first glance, their effect is spectacular: Zimoun (*1977) presents spatial and sound installations made out of hundreds of simple, readily available, partly reused objects such as cardboard boxes or wires. Activated simply by switching on the power supply, they begin to creak, bang, rattle, clink and grate.
Zimoun orchestrates acoustic-visual spectacles and choreographs machine dances with deliberately reduced aesthetics and references to Arte Povera, Minimal Art and Minimal Music. His dense tapestries of sound, created by an ingenious system of geometric grids, immerse us in a delightful monotony that is interrupted by calculated chance and leaves room for non-intentional events – in the style of the work and thinking of John Cage. Zimoun’s sound sculptures are repetitive and multifaceted at the same time.
As a child, Zimoun learned to play several musical instruments and wrote his first compositions at the age of ten. As well as receiving various grants and scholarships, including an artist-in-residence scholarship that led to 15 live performances in various Chinese cities, Zimoun has had his works shown in cities including Berlin, Istanbul, Montreal, Paris, São Paulo and Seoul – and now also in Stein am Rhein.
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