03 June 2011

Pe Lang



Pe Lang, 1974, Switzerland is a sound artist based in Zurich and Berlin. His work includes sound installations, live performances and compositions based on elegant and minimal kinetic systems, combined with different devices created by himself, which most of them are used as sources of sound.

Maybe his works remind you of Zimoun's works and style, I  think so, they both are working in the same way and using a similar aesthetic, ordered and very cleaned. They both also collaborated together in 2008 to create "Untitled Sound Objects". See more;


Falling objects | 2011

Falling objects - positioning systems from 2009-2011 is an custom made machine that adds drops of water onto a special textured surface. Each drop forms into an almost perfect sphere through the surface tension of the water and the omniphopic Material. The electronically controlled pipette wanders through a square grid of 21 x 21 drops to form a micro-matrix and returns to the beginning. After approximately 300 minutes, and when the water drops have evaporated, the same process starts again.



441 Water drops (ø3,3mm) arranged on omniphobic material, Loop: ~ 300min, Size: 370 x 330 mm, Year: 2009-11, Edition: Unique Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, 2011


Moving objects | nº 68 - 427 | 2010

"Moving objects“ generate a variety of movements deriving from the same structure. Each "object“ consists of two identical prepared motors, facing each other and rotating in opposite directions at equal speed. Edition: 6, 2010,  Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland





600:1 gearmotors, 1'000 cubes magnets (1 mm, Ni-Cu-Ni), size: 23 x 5 x 6 cm / 9” x 2” x 2.5”



600:1 gearmotors, 2 diametrical disc magnets (Ni-Cu-Ni), 15 steel spheres Size: 20 x 5 x 10 cm / 8” x 2” x 4”



600:1 gearmotors, 2 diametrical disc magnets (Ni-Cu-Ni), 128 disc magents (Ni-Cu-Ni), size: 25 x 12.5 x 6.5 cm / 10” x 5” x 2.5”



600:1 gearmotors, 4 qube magnets (Ni-Cu-Ni) in custum acrylic- discs, 60 disc magents (Ni-Cu-Ni) in custum acrylic-boxes, size: 28 x 10 x 19 cm / 11” x 4” x 7.5”



600:1 gearmotors, 2 diametrical disc magnets (Ni-Cu-Ni), 10'000 steel spheres (3mm), size: 19 x 10 x 5 cm / 7.5” x 4” x 2”



600:1 gearmotors, 2 cubes magnets (Ni-Cu-Ni), 1'000 steel spheres (3mm), size: 23 x 5 x 8 cm / 9” x 2” x 3.2”



See more pieces, videos and pictures on his website.