The Rumble Of Balls


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A ‘sound installation’ inside an abandoned toluene tank in Dottikon, Switzerland by sound artist Zimoun, who (with a lot of help) installed329 DC motors connected to cotton balls to create this walk-in, thrumming, mesmeric perma-din. From Zimoun’s artist’s statement:

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

Obviously, to experience the full effect, you’d have to be there.

The man’s a genius. Here’s one he did earlier.


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