Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances internationally. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. In 2003 Zimoun co-founded Leerraum.ch – a platform publishing works which explore forms and structures based on reductive principles and systems.
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.
Pro Helvetia, MOL – Department for Culture, Ministry of Culture and ARTECITYA – Creative Europe.
The project was developed within the ARTECITYA network, devoted to artistic and technological innovations with the aim of improving the quality of life in cities and is co-financed by the Creative Europe.