Roman Signer: Slow Movement

Roman Signer: Slow Movement
Library Shelf Location 18.SIGN
Publication Date 2015

Renowned for his sculptural installations and video works that push everyday objects and situations to absurd ends, Roman Signer’s latest commission uses the kayak – a longstanding symbol and form in his work for three decades

Accompanying Signer’s exhibition in the Curve, Barbican, London (4 March–31 May 2015), this volume documents the transformative quality of the artist’s playful and surreal approach. Specifically made for the installation, the kayak moves through the Curve towed by a rope suspended from the ceiling, navigating the 90-metre long gallery as if moving through a canal.

Accompanying installation views, related work and an interview with the artist by David Signer, an essay by Rachel Withers explores the multiple facets of his innovative practice through his on-going interest in this object.

This title inaugurates a new publication series by Barbican Art Gallery and Ridinghouse that focuses on the Curve exhibition programme.

Rachel Withers is an art writer and lecturer at Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University. David Signer is an editor at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and currently teaches at the University of Zurich, Zurich.

ISBN 9781909932081
Quantity 1
Pages 48p; 24.6 x 17.5 x 1 cm
Authors Rachel Withers, David Signer
Format Hardback
Publisher Ridinghouse, London
Related Artist Roman Signer
Categories Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality Swiss
Language English

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