As part of the supporting programme of the exhibition "And Away with the Minutes. Dieter Roth and Music" at the Hamburger Bahnhof, the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson is presenting the world premiere of "Symphony No. 2" in collaboration with the Italian artists’ collective Alterazioni Video. The performance is based on the traditional structure of a symphony, whose four movements are performed on stage by members of Alterazioni Video making use of a variety of props. Four different video clips of Ragnar Kjartansson, showing on a TV monitor, determine the length of the individual movements. Each movement is based on visual and acoustic actions repeated in a “loop” by the actors. A documentation of the performance will be on show in the exhibition following the event.
A project by Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V and HAU Hebbel am Ufer.