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Roman Signer

Signer is a visual artist who works in sculpture, photography, and video. Signer’s ‘action sculptures’ involve setting up, carrying out, and recording ‘experiments’ or events that bear aesthetic results. His work has been shown at numerous galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia over the last thirty years.

“For Water Boots I filled two black boots with water and put a small amount of explosive in them. This is what the water looked like when I fired them electrically. Before starting, I said to Marek, my brother-in-law, who was with me: ‘Stand in front of it and take a picture when it explodes.’ He had neither a tripod nor a motorised camera. He just stood there, pressed the release, and came up with a masterpiece.”

Roman  Signer