Friday, March 8, 2013

Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors @ Luhring Augustine

The entire gallery is filled with extended video shots of people in different, well-decorated but worn rooms performing the same song. The videos surround the viewer like a pleasant, well-crafted hug with the soundtrack of an upstate folkfest. And honestly, while watching the well-crafted still video shots, I somehow imagine life as a full-time professor at Bard College being exactly like this. After class, you would go hang out in a well-decorated but worn mansion, where people would leisurely jam out on folk tunes and drink wine, while someone cooks a large vegetarian-friendly meal. And off in the distance, crickets chirp as the sun goes down.

Through Mar. 16th


Post a Comment