Thursday, April 4, 2013

Roman Signer

Roman Signer: "Table with hat" (2005)
Roman Signer: "Table with hat" (2005)

An ordinary hat lies in an ordinary wooden table. A weird machine, something like a giant, dangerous hairdryer hangs beside it. A calm visitor notes a strange label over a black button: 216 km/h . When the carefree visitor press the button, a sudden, brutal sound alarms all the people in the room while the black hat shots out and hits the wall. Few seconds later, the embarrassed visitor picks the hat up off the floor and drops it back on the table. The tricky installation stays quiet, silent, while waiting for his next victim . It's "Table with hat" (2005), a nice welcome to Roman Signer's world.

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