Ljubljana, November 2015

Zimoun: 41 ventilators, 90 m² poliethilene foil 0.006

ZIMOUN

15 October – 5 November 2015

MoTA Point, Ljubljana

During his residency at MoTA as part of Artecitya’s Soundscapes in Space and Time residency program, Zimoun produced a new site-specific installation titled “41 ventilators, 90 m² poliethilene foil 0.006”.

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Using simple and functional components, 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.

During his residency at MoTA as part of Artecitya’s Soundscapes in Space and Time residency program, Zimoun produced a new site-specific installation titled “41 ventilators, 90 m² poliethilene foil 0.006”. The work was designed especially for the window gallery of the MoTA Point- a six window space facing one of the busiest streets in Ljubljana. The aim of this project was to create a new carte blanche work, responding to the specificity of the gallery space. Creating a work that would communicate with all the passers-by was a particular challenge. Zimoun developed a work that covered all of the windows and created a sense of the gallery being filled with water and light. Because the aim was to activate the space and audiences outside of the gallery space, Zimoun decided to close the gallery space for visitors. The opening thus took place in front of the gallery. We joined the exhibition opening with the neighbour Kapelica Gallery, where a sound installation by Ronald van der Meijs opened.

The exhibition was on view 24 hours per day, but especially beautiful during the night. Check out the video: