Ragnar Kjartansson The Visitors
17 November 2012 – 27 January 2013
As with most of Ragnar Kjartansson’s performance and video art, music and creative collaboration with friends play a crucial role in «The Visitors». The project’s kernel is a poem by the artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir. Kjartansson had set the text to music for a performance by Gunnarsdóttir a few years earlier; he now uses the music in a different context. He has several protagonists perform the song in a variety of settings—some appear in one of the many rooms at Rokeby, others in the property’s picturesque surroundings. Each part focuses on a new room and a different musician.
On the opening night, Ragnar Kjartansson and the All Star Band performed. We´ll let the images speak for themselves.
Curated by Heike Munder, Director Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Photos: Pascal Pazanda