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Roman Signer

Transmissions from the River


May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
Rainer Maria Rilke
√úbertragungen aus dem Fluss: a transmission of the flow from the River Bogie through skype

In September 2011 Swiss artist Roman Signer joined Deveron Projects to develop and screen his new work Transmissions from the River, constructed on Huntly's River Bogie.

A camera, fixed on to a wooden cross-like structure, was strung from the local bridge and floated out into the river. From the bobbing structure the camera recorded the movement of the water in the surrounding landscape, while its imagery was transmitted live to a nearby shop. The work developed from an early memory of the artist, who lived next to a river as a boy.


'Transmitting imagery from the middle of a river to a place inhabited by people is something I wanted to do for a very long time; it’s like a childhood dream come true'.

Sparked by Signer’s seemingly simple, yet highly theorised artworks Deveron Projects organised an intensive peer-led symposium addressing the state of critical art discourse and its role in the public realm. 'Who Are We Writing For?' led by Deveron Projects Fellow Amy Fung posed the question 'Can we be both critical AND publicly accessible when it comes to discussing contemporary art?’


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