For the last several years the Swiss artist known as Zimoun has produced a string of mesmerizing sound sculptures, which have been collected in a newly released compilation video. His tools are simple: a direct current motor swings a flagella-like wire that's sometimes attached to a cork sphere or a cotton ball, and sometimes left to swing on its own. Zimoun mounts the motors en masse on castle-like configurations of cardboard boxes, where they beat rhythmically to produce a low-level din. The whole aesthetic experience has a decidedly organic quality to it: At close range the wires flap with comic futility; zoom out, though, and they add up to something.
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