Old and new Swiss art noises: Tinguely and Zimoun

Posted on: May 10, 2013

I have been an admirer of the work of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely almost all of my life. It started while at university, when I bought this poster of a Tinguely exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London:

Since then I have been collection exhibition posters and graphic works of Tinguely and other artists and started to develop an interest in technology and media art.

Today, I stumbled upon another Swiss artist focusing on sculptures and installations that move, have rhythm and make noises – somewhat similar to Tinguely’s works – who works under the name of “Zimoun”:

According to the CV on his website

Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

Zimoun currently has an exhibition in The Netherlands in Groningen at np3TMP:

An interesting artist to check out in Groningen and follow IMO.

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