26th of October – 31st December 2013  an installation at Backlit Gallery by Swiss sound architect Zimoun.


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.
Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances worldwide. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer.

The exhibition offers new audiences unique sensory experiences that redefine traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance. Visitors will be invited to encounter Zimouns work, which opens up a wide, refreshing and enriching space for discoveries.

Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Korea; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Art Basel; Galerie Denise René Paris; Ringling Museum of Art, Florida; Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond; bitforms gallery New York; Kunsthalle Bern; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Contemporary Art Museum MNAC Bucharest; Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes; Museum of Fine Arts Bern; Museum of Contemporary Art MSUM, Ljubljana; Art Museum Lugano; Seoul Museum of Art; among others.

Thanks to:

Till Hillbrecht, Janis Weidner and Ulf Kallscheidt from Studio Zimoun.

Thanks to our team of Assistant Volunteers;

Anna Milada Grossi, Fairy Ling, Cici, Mandy, Murray Royston-Ward, Spyridon Zachos, Ruby Conner, Carys Cook and Tom Woodcock.

Photography: Courtesy Studio Zimoun ©