Thursday, January 10, 2008

Roman Signer at The Fruitmarket Gallery

Good, now I have the perfect opportunity to write about one of my favorite artists, Roman Signer.
He's currently having an exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The photo comes from, also a fave of mine (the website that is.) Titled Office Chair, this film shows the artist spinning around in the chair solely by the force of the fireworks that he's holding.
Often humorous at first glance, his work pushes the boundaries of the expectations of art and the functions of cotidian objects while scientically and aesthetically exploring the laws of physics, and ultimately the role that our body plays in the much larger scheme of the universe.

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