Trevor Smith on Roman Signer: Transcript

Roman Signer applies the forces of nature to everyday objects in highly unusual ways. Each of his works begins with him asking himself, what would happen if . . . ? What would happen if I drove a kayak down the middle of a country road? What would happen if I took my work truck and ran it down a ramp as if it were a toy?

Every day, in moments of quiet reflection, I sit down in my office chair and slowly spin myself around. Roman Signer sits down, asks what if? and spins himself around using rockets. He takes a small, ordinary action and makes it extraordinary, even cosmic.

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