Zimoun at the Gray Area Foundation

How is it possible that something synthetic can create sounds you hear in nature (rain falling for example)?

Zimoun’s kinetic sculptures simulate the organized chaos that runs our world. The hum of machines, the noises we hear on a daily basis. He seems to conjure up what is natural through his sculptural work that is composed of nothing but man-made material. It’s amazing, his depth for knowing how to create such order with a keen awareness and appeal to both auditory and visual senses. His work is meditative. Imagine Tara Donavon but with a soundtrack. I’m just bummed I missed his show at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. I’m on a mission now…track down an exhibition and/or travel to one of his shows (amongst many other Art related To-Dos). His is definitely a must see.

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, networked culture, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is currently the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” has been published to The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture in 2016. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

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