Friday, November 18, 2011

Observations on Art 11.18

A friend of mine sent me this video a couple days ago commenting that though she liked it but couldn't imagine working in a gallery like this. I think some earbuds and good tunes would take care of the sound but I don't even want to think about keeping the pieces clean. In all seriousness I'm glad she sent it to me because I really do like it. In the end I have to agree with her because I can't imagine working with installations like this either. After watching it a few times I realized it isn't the sound or the cleaning but the constant motion that would drive me totally insane.

"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 curiously collected material, 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 blends effortlessly with electric reverberation in Zimoun's minimalist constructions." Bitforms NYC.