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May 6, 2014 AT 2:00 pm

Watch Thousands of Packing Peanuts Form a Hypnotizing Blizzard #arttuesday

Artist Zimoun has transformed the sensory landscape of a Swiss Museum into a synthetic yet captivating winter wonderland. Along with a few ventilators, the artist employed one of the most banal materials of our time : the packing peanut. via Wired.

Each of the windows you’re seeing is outfitted with four ventilators; and though it looks like it’s one long churning of plastic, each of those windows is actually its own separate chamber. If you listen closely enough, you can hear each component working both alone and in concert with the objects around them. The closer you get, the more complex the sound becomes. From far away, you hear a hollow twinkling as the plastic bits bounce off each other, but inch closer, and the sound takes on a before-unseen depth. The hum of the ventilators blend into the rustling of plastic to create a multi-dimensional aural experience.

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