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zimoun's mechanical sound installation in an abandoned toluene tank
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jun 03, 2013
zimoun's mechanical sound installation in an abandoned toluene tank


zimoun ’329′ mechanical sound installation in an abandoned toluene tank
all images © zimoun studio

 

 

bern-based studio zimoun has sent designboom images of their first permanent installation – a large, towering mechanical sound installation
situated inside an abandoned toluene tank from 1951 in dottikon, switzerland. working closely with architect hannes zweifel, the intervention
presents a complex kinetic sound sculpture, with 329 DC-motors arranged meticulously throughout the interior fabric of the space. in an
obsessive display of simple and functional materials, the installation articulates a tension between the orderly patterns of modernism and the
chaotic forces of life; revealing an intricate series of relationships, similar to those found within the artificial and the organic.

 

 

zimoun: 329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank
video courtesy studio zimoun

 

 

the large-scale sound installation is situated inside an abandoned toluene tank from 1951

 

 

the intervention presents a complex kinetic sound sculpture, with 329 DC-motors arranged meticulously throughout the interior fabric of the space

 

 

the installation articulates a tension between the orderly patterns of modernism and the chaotic forces of life

 

 

’329′ showcases an obsessive display of simple and functional materials

 

 

’329′ reveals a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the artificial and the organic

 

 

zimoun: 329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank – the making-of video by florian buerki
video courtesy studio zimoun

 

 

view of the abandoned toluene tank in dottikon, switzerland

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