Performance: Roman Signer – Wasserinstallation and guided tour
3 Jun 2023  14-15

Roman Signer, Wasserinstallation (Waterinstallation) 1999. Courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. Foto/Photo: Peter Cox

Water is a leitmotiv in Roman Signer’s life and work. Of all the natural elements he likes working with, water is by far the most important. It appears in a great many guises: as a rhythmic element, a structuring principle or an all-destroying force. As a boy, Signer dreamed of navigating white-water rivers. As an adult, he embarked on strenuous kayak trips in isolated mountainous areas, until, one day, one of his friends failed to return from such a trip. The kayak has been a recurring element in his work ever since. Wasserinstallation creates a vacuum where the beginning and end of an imaginary journey converge. In this domain of silence, meanings flow into one another effortlessly, without ever taking definite shape. In contrast to the fleeting character of Signer’s Aktionen, time has no hold on this stainless steel basin with the gently floating kayak. Experience an activation of the work through a performance with Roman Signer, who’s visiting Malmö for the opening of the exhibition.

Saturday 3. June at 14
The event can be experienced without language skills
Registration not required
Free admission


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Malmö Konsthall
S:t Johannesgatan 7
SE-205 80 Malmö

Level-free access – yes
Handicap toilet – yes
Free for companion – yes

Performance: Roman Signer – Wasserinstallation and guided tour
3 Jun 2023  14-15


'Performance: Roman Signer - Wasserinstallation and guided tour'