Nov 3 – Dec 22, 2017
"Imagine a wall of cardboard boxes, stacked on one side of the gallery, not straight, but with slight variations. Each box has one motor and an equal amount of power," says Zimoun. "In theory, each box should react the same, but it doesn't. Each reacts differently because the motors and the used materials add behavior - each doing its own business. Individuality is growing out of the mass."
The Alfstad& Contemporary Zimoun installation, measures 44-feet by 14-feet and utilizes DC-motors, cotton balls, metal, tape, wire and power sources. The 208 cardboard boxes dominate the left side of the newly revamped gallery. The artist notes that, though not immediately discernible, the installation is constantly changing in the microstructures of its behavior.
In his printmaking, Zimoun displays two new, limited-edition prints created in collaboration with Alfstad& Contemporary's studio. Both are studies of moments extracted from videos of experiments done in the studio.
One print shows five black hoses, stopped in frozen poses. The variations within the movements are caused by compressed air being pumped into the hoses, creating an endless variety of forms. The different forms are captured in 189 single images, stacked in nine rows of photos on the print.
The second print consists of small black paper particles bouncing on a vibrating table, powered by the sounds of a speaker placed underneath. Each frame captures the tiny pieces as they move around the surface and into air. This print also contains 189 single images.