Slow movement

Withers, R (2015) 'Slow movement.' In: Roman Signer: slow movement. Ridinghouse, London, pp. 13-19. ISBN 9781909932081

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An illustrated essay exploring Swiss sculptor Roman Signer’s use of everyday objects in his innovative practice, with a particular focus on his use of kayaks, from the mid-1980s to the present. The text relates Signer’s use of objects to his concept of sculpture as a necessarily temporal medium and his anti-Romantic understanding of the human within the ‘natural’. It suggests that Signer’s work with natural forces and “inanimate” objects anticipates current discussions about “vibrant matter” and de-anthropocentrism. Its critical approach is strategic and reflexive, seeking a simple, vivid and humorous address to serious questions in a manner that complements the artist’s own approach. Slow Movement accompanies Signer’s exhibition of the same name in the Curve, Barbican, London (4 March–31 May 2015).

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

Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Bath School of Design
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