We posted about Swiss artist Zimoun back in fall of 2009, yet I still have no idea who he is: all I can glean from his minimal portfolio is that he's a (self-declared) autodidact in his mid-30s.
However, one thing I do know about Zimoun is that he makes amazing sound installations using 100-200 DC-motorized cardboard boxes. The tiny motors are not nearly powerful enough to move the boxes; instead, they're designed attached to cotton balls or strings, which generate an uncanny white noise. The overall effect is strangely pacifying; watch the videos below to see what I mean:
Interesting how the "138 Prepared DC Motors..." evokes quantum vibrations or microscopic cell activity while the other piece (a collaboration with Hannes Zweifel) definitely alludes to spermatozoa.
"138 Prepared DC Motors..." is on view at Lydgalleriet in Bergen, Norway, through June 5.