HAPPENINGText: Carlos J. Gomez

Image courtesy bitforms gallery nyc. Photo: © Zimoun

Bitforms is featuring the first New York solo show of Zimoun, a Swiss artist whose work explores kinetic and sound generating architectural sculptures inspired by simple mechanical parts.

Image courtesy bitforms gallery nyc. Photo: © Zimoun

Volume is a site-specific installation which consists of 249 cardboard boxes precariously stacked forming a semi-enclosed enclosed room. Each box contains a small DC motor that moves an oscillating cork ball. Together all the boxes create a percussive hum space which hypnotizes the visitor due to its choreographed minimalism and sounds.

Image courtesy bitforms gallery nyc. Photo: © Zimoun

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.

Zimoun “Volume”
Date: February 2nd – March 10th, 2012
Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: Bitforms Gallery
Address: 529 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 (212) 366 6939

Text: Carlos J. Gomez
Photos: Courtesy Bitforms Gallery NYC

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