Roman Signer, Slow Movement, The Barbican, London, 04.03 – 31.05.15
Internationally renowned for sculptural installations and video works, Swiss artist Roman Signer presents Slow Movement, a new installation for the Curve using the kayak, a longstanding symbol and form in his work for three decades. Specifically made for this show, a kayak navigates the 90-metre long gallery as if moving through a canal.
The exhibition extends out to the foyer and lakeside, with two other kayaks installed across the centre in unexpected ways, reflecting Signer’s playful and surreal approach to his subject.
Slow Movement also includes a selection of earlier films featuring the kayak to explore the multiple facets of his innovative practice through his ongoing interest in this object.
The exhibition is presented in association with Dundee Contemporary Arts.