Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Haus Konstruktiv’s solo exhibition on Zimoun is the largest ever dedicated to this Bernese artist in a Swiss museum. It presents two immersive room and sound installations, which the artist has made from simple everyday and industrial materials, and adapted to the venue’s architectural givens.
Cardboard boxes, metal disks, wooden sticks, felt balls – as banal as the objects that Zimoun (b. 1977) uses in his artistic practice may seem, the effect they have in the exhibition space is spectacular: Hundreds of them, arranged according to certain principles (in grid formation, for example) are set in motion and made to emit sounds with the aid of just as many direct-current motors. Visual and acoustic patterns, generated in a partly random way, immerse the observer in a delightful monotony that is repetitive and multifaceted at the same time.