Zimoun, 1 prepared DC-Motor, Cotton Ball, Cardboard Box 23 x 23 x 6 cm, 2012

1 prepared DC-Motor, Cotton Ball, Cardboard Box 23 x 23 x 6 cm, Zimoun

The kinetic sound sculpture 1 prepared DC-Motor, Cotton Ball, Cardboard Box 23 × 23 × 6 cm (2012) by the Bernese artist Zimoun consists of a cardboard box that serves as a sound body for a cotton ball. A wire connects the cotton ball to a small rotary electrical motor on the box, as this turns, the ball lightly drums a-rhythmically against the box.

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Zimoun, 2 prepared DC-Motors, Cotton Balls, Cardboard Boxes 16.5 x 12 x 5 cm, 2013

2 prepared DC-Motors, Cotton Balls, Cardboard Boxes 16.5 x 12 x 5 cm, Zimoun

In 2 prepared DC-Motors, Cotton Balls, Cardboard Boxes 16.5 × 12 × 5 cm (2013) Zimoun uses wire-reinforced adhesive tape to connect two smaller cardboard boxes and a portable headphone to form a participatory kinetic sound object. Like the basic unit in 1 Prepared DC-Motor (2012), the cardboard boxes serve as sound bodies for cotton balls that beat against their surfaces by means of DC-motors.

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