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Roman Signer

Slow Movement

Man with kayak

A single kayak navigated the 90-metre long gallery as if moving through a canal in Roman Signer’s new installation for The Curve.

Internationally renowned for sculptural installations and video works, Swiss artist Roman Signer presented Slow Movement, using the kayak, a longstanding symbol and form in his work for three decades.

The exhibition extended 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 included 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 was presented in association with Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Additional support provided by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.  


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