Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Ragnar Kjartansson, IS

Performance and installation exhibited at Stazione Ferroviaria in Rovereto

A mural painting of flames led through a small door to a black room. In this room, where only a small number of visitors could fit, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, accompanied by the piano player Davíd Thór Jónsson, performed the song cycle Dichterliebe. This installation served as a time machine to travel to a different state of mind.