It was Pablo Picasso who said "Everything you can imagine is real." For proof of this, look no further than the upcoming exhibition by Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Kjartansson's imagination must have been running wild when he conceived of the idea for a new work, Second Movement, that will be displayed at London's Barbican Lakeside this weekend and every weekend for the duration of the exhibition.
The work (which, really, is not imagined) features two women in quintessential Edwardian costume rowing a boat and embracing in a never-ending kiss.
Second Movement is part of Kjartansson's first solo exhibition in the UK. The 40-year-old, who represented Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale and whose art has been displayed in Los Angeles, Boston and Miami , also includes music, film, painting, sculpture and drawing in the exhibition, which opens on July 14.
One of the standout pieces is Take Me Here by the Dishwasher: Memorial for a Marriage (2011), which features ten people singing for up to eight hours a day.
The show also features The Visitors (2012), an "immersive and moving multi-channel video installation", which is about the divorce from his first wife who provided the words to the song he performs with other Icelandic artists.
In an interview with the BBC News at Ten, the artist explained that his art explores "how it is beautiful and sad to be a human being". He added: "I find fiction and reality so intertwined in our lives, always."
Other famous works by Kjartansson, who grew up backstage at the Reykjavik City Theatre, include Death and the Children (2002), in which the artist, wrestling with questions of fate, dressed as the Grim Reaper and led young children through a cemetery.
Repetition is a familiar theme in Kjartansson's art. In 2006, for God, Kjartansson wore a tuxedo to get into the role of a Forties nightclub singer and recited the words "sorrow conquers happiness" continuously.
Bliss (2011), which does not feature in the Barbican show, saw him performing sections of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro for 12 hours, while A Lot of Sorrow (2013) features rock band The National performing the same song over and and over again for six hours.
Ahead of its opening this weekend, Second Movement (you know, the one featuring two women in quintessential Edwardian costume rowing a boat and embracing in a never-ending kiss) was briefly recreated last night on the BBC News at 10 – and it appeared to shock newsreader Huw Edwards, who raised his eyebrows in disbelief (or wonderment?)
Expect plenty more of the same at the Barbican this weekend.