Ragnar Kjartansson: Schmerz: Theater Spektakel, Saffa-Insel, Zürich, Switzerland

20 - 23 August 2022 
For Theater Spektakel 2022, Ragnar Kjartansson has asked two of his artist friends to co-­create a static operatic sculpture and to re­peat a single dramatic moment:A durational per­formance on the Saffainsel in Zürich. 

Starting Saturday, August 20th, Ragnar Kjartansson's Schmerz will be performed for three hours every day for four consecutive days on the Saffainsel in Zürich. Produced by the Zürch Theater Spektakel, the performances are free and open to the public.

The performances will take place on a forest cabin set, created by the artist, which will stand on the island like the remnant left behind by an itinerant op­eretta company. While the musician Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir plays the piano, Kjartansson and the star comedian Saga Garðarsdóttir will loop the essence of a dramatic scene.

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