the table (roman signer 2008)

by Stormfish May. 21, 2010 4572 views

roman signer [en.wikipedia.org] (born 1938 in appenzell) is a swiss artist working with sculpture, installations, photography, and video. this installation, erected right behind the all dominant catholic church in appenzell 2008 after years of back and forth discussion with the authorities, is one of his finest, most ironic works. every 3-4 minutes, water shoots out of the tables legs [brunaldo.ch], lifting it up and landing it smoothly again after a couple of seconds. according to the artist [tagblatt.ch], the table stands exactly on the place where he very often played as a child.

(additional info, 7.6.2010: roman signer has a new exhibition in zürich, from today until sept. 9th - here is some more info in german [tagesanzeiger.ch].)

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-- Lyency 11 years, 3 months ago

#1 = #5 ?
(i cannot prove :/)

11 years, 3 months ago Edited
Monika 11 years, 3 months ago

thanks for the info, so if I happen to be there I`ll know i shouldn`t make picnic on that table :)

11 years, 3 months ago Edited
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