Gallery Tour “Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors”
Friday, September 20, 2019:
Explore Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors on this special tour of the exhibition. Each frame of the immersive, nine-screen video installation features a different musician, all of whom play together, but in separate rooms.
Renowned for his musical performances that experiment with time and repetition, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson captures collective emotion. The Visitors brings together a cellist, a pianist, a banjo player, an accordionist, a drummer, and two guitarists. They perform simultaneously, in different rooms of the Rokeby Farm House in Hudson Valley, New York. Filmed in a single take, the musicians in The Visitors create harmonies that fill the gallery.