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Zimoun at the Gray Area Foundation

How is it possible that something synthetic can create sounds you hear in nature (rain falling for example)?

Zimoun’s kinetic sculptures simulate the organized chaos that runs our world. The hum of machines, the noises we hear on a daily basis. He seems to conjure up what is natural through his sculptural work that is composed of nothing but man-made material. It’s amazing, his depth for knowing how to create such order with a keen awareness and appeal to both auditory and visual senses. His work is meditative. Imagine Tara Donavon but with a soundtrack. I’m just bummed I missed his show at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. I’m on a mission now…track down an exhibition and/or travel to one of his shows (amongst many other Art related To-Dos). His is definitely a must see.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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