Zimoun: Sound Installation in a Toluene Tank

30 May
Zimoun sound installation inside of a Toluene Tank in Switzerland. Cool art installation. Sound art.Zimoun sound installation inside of a Toluene Tank in Switzerland. Cool art installation. Sound art.Zimoun sound installation inside of a Toluene Tank in Switzerland. Cool art installation. Sound art.Click to enlarge

This must be pretty incredible to see in person. And noisy. And possibly smelly if they haven’t gotten all the paint thinner smell out of the tank. Swiss artist Zimoun has been creating “architecturally-minded platforms of sound” for several years. I saw one of his cardboard box installations over a year ago at the Bring to Light Festival here in NYC. His latest work is a permanent installation utilizing 329 prepared dc-motors, wires, cotton balls, lights and a circular bench all inside of a former toluene tank in Dottikon, Switzerland. The contrast between the loud sounds of the interior and the quiet of the snowy exterior are emphasized in the video below. There’s a chaotic order to the installation. It’s exciting to see this next dimension to Zimoun’s work and the interesting repurposing of an abandoned tank. (Here’s another repurposed tank in Spain.)

You can see many more of Zimoun’s installations on his website and this one in action in the video below:

via colossal

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