You might think it a nuisance when a few packing peanuts spill from a box out onto your living room floor. But when an entire hallway is filled with millions of the white nuggets and blown around in a cyclone of styrofoam, you'll probably react a bit differently.
Strapping on a pair of oversized headphones is a great way to shut out the world. But what if the beat was coming from outside the earpads?? For his latest trick, prolific sonic experimentalist Zimoun crafted a makeshift noise-maker out of a pair of mini-pizza-looking boxes, two prepared DC motors, and a couple of…
Sound—more than smell, taste, or even sight—has a unique power to move us. Zimoun, the Swiss installation artist, makes it his business to exploit it. You'd be amazed at how spooky the sound of a few cotton balls hitting a wall can be.
Artist Zimoun employed 138 cotton balls attached to dc-motors inside cardboard boxes for this new installation. I watched this and literally went, "Well that's not... ok but.. wait what? I don't even..." And now my head hurts. [design milk]
This piece of electronic art involves a microphone listening to 25 woodworms eating away at a log. Chomp, chomp, chomp. On exhibition in Ireland, currently.