36 ventilators whirl 4.7m3 of packing chips
Latest installation from Zimoun uses simple materials to display turbulance - video embedded below:
From Creative Applications:
Opening this Saturday (April 26) at the Art Museum of Lugano in Switzerland, 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips is the new installation by Zimoun, the Bern-based artist known for his architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Zimoun yet again extends his installation inventory. Converting nine of the museum’s towering window spaces into ‘ventilation chambers’ (four ventilators are installed in each window) and filling them with polystyrene, Zimoun unleashes a perfect ‘plastic storm.’ Congregating into a mass that’s neither solid, gaseous nor liquid, the flakes perform a violent, otherworldy dance. With the phenonema trapped behind glass, we get to watch in wonder from the safety of the outside.
Frederik De Wilde
Artist from Brussels inspired by science and technology in both form and production of art works:
Frederik De Wilde acts on the border area between science, technology and art. The conceptual crux of his artistic praxis are the notions of the intangible, inaudible, invisible. It is this interstitial territory that Frederik De Wilde explores in his various works. Sometimes on the side of the technological, and often in the perceptual, conceptual, social—human—register, De Wilde’s art is grounded in the interaction between complex systems, both biological and technological. Moreover, the indistinct, diffuse, ‘fuzzy’ arena where the biological and the technological overlap and commingle is a productive and favored ground for his projects/ projections.
More at his website here
[h/t - Data is Nature]
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
Another artist with great work, spoiling it with empty clichees and fuzzy words.
Damn it Tamsin, your work deserves better. You titled it Erosion, what more needs to be said…
It’s scaleless and timeless, working in deep geological time on huge planet changing level and moving sand in fleeting structures on the beach. It holds a depth in meaning that mere words fail to describe. And the work invokes it all for me, until it’s smothered by the accompanying text. And becomes a monochromatic piece of ceramics trying too hard to justify itself :-(