Artist Talk with Zimoun
September 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
September 24th at 11:30am, join us for a conversation with artist Zimoun.
Internationally renowned Swiss sound-installation artist Zimoun exhibits his intricate sculpture — 280 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 13″ x 13″ x 13 – using motion and sound as part of DATMA’s Water 2021 exhibitions. During this conversation, Zimoun will discuss his creative process and invite questions from attendees for an open and interactive discussion about his work.
This event is a virtual discussion with a live audience. Guests are invited to gather inside the Swain Studio among Zimoun’s installation (in the corner gallery on the main intersection of Union Street and Purchase Street).
DATMA and CVPA ask that all attendees please maintain social distancing and to wear masks inside for the event. UMass Dartmouth will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all undergraduate and graduate students who wish to live, learn, or physically come to campus before the start of the Fall 2021 semester. UMass Dartmouth will require that all employees are fully vaccinated as well. Visit our Vaccination Information website to learn more. Visit VaxFinder.mass.gov to find an appointment near you.
About the artist:
Zimoun is best known for his architecturally-minded, site-specific, immersive works. A self-taught artist from Switzerland, he combines raw, industrial objects with mechanical principles to create hypnotic and visually complex experiences. His work reconsiders the place technology holds in daily life, referencing the chaos of the modern day, while retaining the order of minimalism.
Zimoun lives and works in Bern, Switzerland. His work has been presented internationally, most recently at the Hayward Gallery London; Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Santiago de Chile; Nam June Paik Art Museum Seoul; Art Museum Reina Sofia Madrid; and Ringling Museum of Art Florida. In addition to creating sound installation compositions, Zimoun also develops purely acoustic works and is the co-founder of the label Leerraum. Learn more at zimoun.net and @studiozimoun