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The Visitors and The Man

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Captured in a single take within a rambling mansion in upstate New York, Kjartansson’s monumental work The Visitors, is an immersive nine-channel musical video installation.

Event details

As part of the Perth International Arts Festival, Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors and The Man will be exhibited at John Curtin Gallery from 12 February to 2 April.

Date
12 February to 2 April 2015
Time
Monday to Friday: 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Venue
John Curtin Gallery
Cost
Free
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine channel HD video, colour, sound, loop 64:00min. Production photo Elisabet Davidsdottir.Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine channel HD video, colour, sound, loop 64:00min. Production photo Elisabet Davidsdottir. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

The Visitors recombines a series of intimate musical portraits of Kjartansson and friends into a rapturous ensemble performance of this ode to femininity.

The Australian premiere of The Visitors follows its most recent presentation at the illustrious Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao in Spain.

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Ragnar Kjartansson, The Man, 2010, Single channel HD video, colour, sound , loop: 49:25 min, performer: Pinetop Perkins. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavík.

The Visitors is presented in tandem with Kjartansson’s cinematic video installation The Man – the beguiling portrait of 96-year-old legendary blues musician Pinetop Perkins, lovingly captured in Texas the year before his death in 2010. Set in a field outside of Austin, The Man is a work where the significance of the tiniest details are magnified to create a mesmersising durational experience.

More info can be found on the John Curtin Gallery website.

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