Simplicity in Sound

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Swiss artist Zimoun creates surprisingly moving sound installations using simple, everyday objects and industrial mechanisms. He currently has two installations showing – in Berlin and Prague. At the Opernwerkstätten in Berlin, Zimoun created a room-within-a-warehouse, with cardboard boxes. Tiny motors laid out in a minimal grid along the interior walls work to spin several cork balls on strings, which bounce against the cardboard, creating a mesmerizing and soothing effect like falling rain. A beautifully shot video on Zimoun’s website shows a great compilation of some of his work.