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26 February @ 6.00 pm - 8.30 pmFree
The Spring show at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is a major new exhibition by the Swiss installation artist Zimoun, curated by Maya Allison (Chief Curator of the gallery).
Zimoun says: “I explore simple systems which involve various complexities in sound and motion. Through primitive mechanical systems, I look to activate simple and raw materials which then start to develop a complex behaviour. The sounds my installations produce are generated immediately through the activation of the materials themselves.”
He creates immersive sensory experiences using lo-fi, analogue motors connected to various functional objects, like wooden sticks, cardboard boxes, and foil. All the sound in his installations comes from the movement of these simple objects. When a visitor walks into one of his minimalistic mechanised sculptures, they’re confronted with a unique and compelling visual soundscape, one that simultaneously evokes the urban experience while eliciting almost physical memories of natural sounds (rain, sandstorms, or wind).
This exhibition is the artist’s debut in the Gulf. The show will include a major new commission, an expansive, room-sized installation that will be unveiled on the opening night.
It also features the multi-channel compositions from a record label project that Zimoun co-founded: Leerraum ( ‘empty space’) produces experimental music projects on CD, DVD, print, and sound objects, with nearly 100 works from 50 international artists and designers.
To 1 June.