Sadie Johnson – Looking Outwards – 04

This project is by Swiss artist Zimoun, and is usually referred to by its materials- 121 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm. It’s admirable because even though it appears ludicrously simple at first glance, it springs into life when turned on and almost appears organic. It’s also a fantastic exploration of sound that is interesting but isn’t necessarily music. The algorithms that control the spinning wires seem simple at first, but upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that each wire is spinning with a different starting point in a random direction. Zimoun is known for sculptures so simple they are almost abstract, a nod to minimalism, and that aesthetic is shown in this piece.


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