While everyday cardboard may not seem to be the most high-tech material, that’s what Zimoun turned to in order to create a room-size installation that addresses multiple contrasting themes. As part of the What Lies Beneath exhibition at Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Zimoun, along with two other artists, produced a space that promotes reflection and contemplation around cultural and social conditions.
Using dozens of the same sized cardboard boxes, motors, wood, metal, tape and wire, the boxes are arranged in a specific order that results in complex sounds and motion. Acting as a sculptural space, each box is intentionally placed to highlight its rhythmic and sonic potential. A controlled mechanism creates sonic and physical vibrations that further deepens the dynamic nature of the speakers, and varies in time and force. Set in a white box of a room, the unexpected low-tech boxes create a new architecture of sound that stands out amongst the highly controlled space of the gallery.
Photos © Studio Zimoun.