04 October 2011

In partnership with send + receive: a festival of sound v. 13, PLATFORM is pleased to present:
ZIMOUN 150 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm sound installation
  • Exhibition: October 06-29, 2011
  • Opening Reception: Thursday 06 October @ 7:30PM
"Zimoun breaks the distance we think exists between structure and chaos. Ordered, structured, and temporal-minded work enables the organic creation of noise by pared-down elements that evoke a Minimalist ethos. Though you stop to listen, you hear what you might have missed.
Planned and ordered mechanisms enable minimal materials to make the noise they happen to make. This causes us to think about what structure means for creative production. Does creative freedom benefit from planned organization?" - Kowtow blog
Zimoun, born 1977, is an installation and sound artist from Switzerland. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, the sculptures and sound architectures of Zimoun incorporate commonplace industrial objects. The pieces transform constructed acoustic electrical noises into reverberating ambient hums that resemble natural systems. The artist focuses on creating acoustic architecture with an organic feel, investigating the properties of sound, materials, resonance and generative systems.
  • In the past years Zimoun 's work has won several prizes and awards and have been exhibited and shown as live performances in numerous countries in Europe as well as in China, Singapore, Egypt, Canada and the US.

PLATFORM acknowledges the support of its membership, Board of Directors, staff, and partners in presentation. Operating and project assistance for PLATFORM programming is provided by: Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation, and the W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation and The Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, please contact the centre directly: PLATFORM | 121-100 Arthur Street [Artspace Building] | Winnipeg, Manitoba | R3B 1H3 | 204.942.8183 | www.platformgallery.org

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