<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/138593173″>Zimoun : 240 prepared dc-motors, cardboard boxes 60x20x20cm, 2015</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/zimoun”>ZIMOUN</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
I like the low tech quality of cardboard boxes with the wires neatly exposed. Sound is used here not to transmit information (words) but to create an environment. Sound is explored with a focus on it’s physical and visual implications “produced a space that promotes reflection and contemplation around cultural and social conditions.” Perhaps I am doing something similar but my work is lacking the same simplicity/non verbal communication. This way of working seems to be more subtle and subversive to me, which I like. Something to explore in future.
When I watch the short video I don’t get a clear message but to the same time knowing that the theme is cultural and social I think that the boxes are people and the cubicles we put ourselves in… creating separation. The western identity of individualism. The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ comes to mind as I am surrounded by more discourses on the relationship between people and technology. In the same way that we surrounding ourselves with synthetic materials and a throwaway approach to objects like cardboard boxes… do we become synthetic and throw away.