Zimoun

With an extreme sensitivity to location and rhythmic potential, Zimoun produces works that evoke control, humor, absence, and nature. Highly ordered systems of movement are derived from simple and low-tech means.

06.03.2020 – 07.06.2020

© Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, © Museum of Fine Arts

© Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, © Museum of Fine Arts

© Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, © Museum of Fine Arts

At the center of Zimoun’s practice is study of vibrational microstructures. His work explores the mechanical rhythm and flow of prepared systems. Both sonically and visually, units of pulsing activity form the basis of his compositions, whose timing and contours are determined site-specifically. Blank zones of play are constructed, and set into motion by the elements of gravity, resistance, chance and repetition. In his sculpture and installations, scale becomes a tool of amplification or visual multiplication, as he adapts each system to a particular context. 

Exhibited widely in Europe, Zimoun is best known for his construction of sonic sculptures, or ‘architecturally-minded platforms of sound’.