Kinetica: Installation breaks the silo

02.06.2013 Installation : Soundscape : Zimoun

Dottikon, Switzerland – Kinetic artist Zimoun has created his first permanent installation, which sits in the interior of a towering metal silo and uses the acoustics of the space to create an immersive soundscape.

The piece takes its title from its components and is called ‘329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank 2013’. From the outside, the space still looks like an ordinary silo, but when the visitor steps inside, they find themselves in a white room with a multitude of cotton balls attached to motors on the walls. They knock against the sides creating a cumulative soundscape which could be compared to rainfall.

This is a great example of kinetic art that could be adapted to create a meaningful experience in a store. For more on how to make your retail more compelling read the 10 steps in our Tomorrow Store toolkit. For more on how designers are mirroring the elements with kinetic installations, read our Kinetic Nature design direction.

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