Date: 27.09.2014
Location: Lago Vernago

Roman Signer > artist
Víkingur Ólafsson > pianist
Alexander Skrjabin > VERS LA FLAMME

The artist Roman Signer will be present.

Filmed by Max Valenti (Visual Communication Project) with Panasonic GH3 and GoPro Hero3.

Nature is Swiss artist Roman Signer’s atelier. It is his place of experimentation – an important, multifaceted source of inspiration. At the same time, it provides him with the raw material for his art. Since the beginning of his career as an artist, he has used the classical four elements – fire, water, earth and air – as his basic materials. It’s no surprise, then, that he has chosen the Vernagter Reservoir for his performance installation in the Senales Valley. He has always felt a special connection to water. The lake, a pianist, a piano, a raft and a helicopter provide the basis for this spectacular world premiere, in which the young Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson will interpret Alexander Scriabin’s VERS LA FLAMME. Beforehand, the film Signers Koffer – Unterwegs mit Roman Signer, by Peter Liechti, will be screened in the BUF recreation space in Vernagt, affording insights into the work of the renowned Swiss artist.


Sculture che si completano solo quando sono in pieno movimento o si trasformano, installazioni che riescono a interagire pienamente nel contesto in cui si collocano; opere che trovano nel fattore „tempo“ e „imprevisto“ la loro „quarta“ dimensione: l’artista svizzero Roman Signer presenterà sul lago di Vernago una personalissima e imperdibile interpretazione della composizione VERS LA FLAMME di Alexander Skrjabin per pianista, pianoforte su zattera ed elicottero… Protagonista della performance-installazione sarà il giovane pianista islandese Víkingur Ólafsson.

Prima del concerto, presso l'Etschwerkhaus di Vernago, proiezione del film, Signers Koffer. Unterwegs mit Roman Signer, uno sguardo sul lavoro del celebre artista svizzero.


Die Natur ist das Atelier des Schweizer Künstlers Roman Signers. Die vier Elemente – Feuer, Wasser, Erde, Luft – nutzt er seit Beginn seines künstlerischen Schaffens als zentrale Werkstoffe. Dass er für seine Intervention im Schnalstal den Vernagter Stausee wählt, überrascht nicht. Schon seit jeher verspürt er eine besondere Verbindung zu Wasser. Der See, ein Pianist, ein Klavier, ein Floß und ein Helikopter bieten die Grundlage für diese spektakuläre Uraufführung, bei der der junge isländische Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson Alexander Skrjabins VERS LA FLAMME interpretieren wird...

Zuvor bietet der Film Signers Koffer. Unterwegs mit Roman Signer von Peter Liechti im Etschwerkhaus in Vernagt einen Einblick in das Schaffen des renommierten Schweizer Künstlers.

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Transart is a contemporary culture festival that offers to a curious and open audience music projects and contemporary art at atypical sites, within the range of experimentation joint to quality. The festival was born with a strong multi-disciplinary…

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Transart is a contemporary culture festival that offers to a curious and open audience music projects and contemporary art at atypical sites, within the range of experimentation joint to quality. The festival was born with a strong multi-disciplinary and multimedia character and has developed through a net of international work and thanks to a rich platform of sponsorships.

The first edition of Transart took place in September 2001, entirely set in the new industrial area of Bolzano, from a bus garage to a metallurgical industry, from a space deputed to the rental of building machinery up to the spectacular glassed court of a business-center. The second edition of the festival – September 2002 – widened its field of intervention by its new structure with various settings dislocated on all the territory of Trentino and South Tyrol. Involved were therefore, besides the town of Bolzano - still nowadays the heart of the festival, Bressanone, Fortezza, Borgo Valsugana and Mezzocorona. That is how Transart runs, from north to south, along the axis of the Brenner transit with innovative music/artistic projects within the aim of creating an inter-regional and trans-border contemporary culture platform. In the following years the festival has continued within the same itinerant character in the entire region, up to reach today a line that goes from Innsbruck to Rovereto. The audience at the shows is seated, without expecting any particular comfort, in the midst of industrial spaces where the strong smell of steel or of mechanic oil is breathed, and the presence of the work of man is perceived: our intention is to involve the audience into a new emotional discovery of the most important and innovative contemporary culture projects installed in spaces that can enhance their experimental character.

Every year the innovative character of the festival is reconfirmed again through the exclusive offer of new specifically created productions that see the partaking of artists coming from an international background, thanks also to the net of collaborations with the local organizations and to the by now consolidated collaborations with renown festivals in Europe.

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