19) Roman Signer

Roman Signer /CH

Boots: Five Thousand Generations of Birds, Fitjar/NO

framed photograph, 50 x 60 cm

photo: Tomasz Rogowiec

Water, an island with a barrel supporting a ladder rising into the sky, and two abandoned rubber boots: But where is the person who wore them? Vanished, somewhere between heaven and earth. Roman Signer tells of possibilities or missed opportunities – it’s up to us how to interpret his staged snapshot. Humorous but also melancholy, it invites us to reflect on the longings and futility of human existence.

*1938 in Appenzell/CH, lives and works in St. Gallen.


Location: OÖ Kulturquartier (19)

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