Zimoun, which installations are your preparing for Art Basel? I'm preparing a new soundinstallation in a container which will be perched on stilts. Visitors can peer into the installation by sticking their entire upper body through a hole in the bottom of the container, providing them with an immersive sound experience. Among the most interesting things about this installation are the various sound properties exhibited by the thin, rough, brown paper - the rustling, the murmur and the crackle. But I'm also fascinated by the simplest mechanical systems which, despite their simplicity, can create great complexity.
A "Unique Sound Experience" and an immersive sound experience
What are you trying to express with this installation? On the one hand, the installation is very concrete: The space is filled with motorized paper bags. On the other hand, they also embody a large abstraction, allowing for - and even provoking - disparate associations. I am interested in systems that can create complex sound structures. These sounds are continuously developing. It creates an apparent vibrancy that looks almost organic, even though it has been created with industrial and simple materials.
Why did you decide to become a sound artist? My work addresses both sound and composition, the physical creation of sound through materials, but also space and its transformation. All of these elements are brought together in my installations: We hear what we see and the audible becomes visible. At the same time, sound does not have a greater importance to me than the visual. For me it's the same – it's just perceived using different senses.