Zimoun: 275 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm




Throughout the exhibition Music Machines / Machine Music at Museum Tinguely in Basel (Switzerland), Jean Tinguely’s Méta-Harmonies double as a stage set for performances by contemporary artists who experiment with the acoustic dimension. The various concerts, artistic interventions and other events held at the Museum Tinguely between 19 October and 22 January 2017 gives the visitors a chance to turn their visit to the museum into a multi-sensory experience – which is what Jean Tinguely claimed of his artworks. One of Tinguely’s Méta-Harmonies‘ Guests @ Museum Tinguely is the Bernese artist Zimoun (b. 1977). He has created an 11-metre-long wall sculpture consisting of 275 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm (2009 / 2010). From 19 to 30 October 2016 the artwork filled the room with rhythmically vibrating noises, reminding of rain pattering on a roof.


Zimoun: 275 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm, 2009/2010. Tinguely’s Méta-Harmonies‘ Guests @ Museum Tinguely in Basel (Switzerland). Press preview, October 18, 2016.

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