MOCA Cleveland 11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Dutch-treat reception at ABC Tavern 11434 Uptown Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106
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Join Column & Stripe for a viewing of Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors at MOCA Cleveland. Incorporating elements of theater, music, and visual art, Kjartansson creates performances that explore the boundaries between reality and fiction, melancholy and joy. Often made with groups of other people, including artists, musicians, family, and friends, his work explores the nature of relationships and collaboration.
In The Visitors (2012), eight performers, including Kjartansson himself, stage a musical production in Rokeby, a storied, rambling mansion built in New York State’s bucolic Hudson River Valley in 1815. Wearing headphones that allow them to hear one another, they carry out a continuous, 64-minute long ensemble performance while stationed in separate rooms. The Visitors is a captivating work that demonstrates Kjartansson’s unique ability to weave music, atmosphere, and human drama together in a dream-like experience.
Check in at the front desk then head up to the 4th floor Cahoon Lounge where we will gather before entering the gallery.