A couple dines at an expensive restaurant. The elegant setting, the rare bottle of wine, the tuxedoed waiter, the tasteful art, all connote signifiers for privilege and sophistication. The pair, the jazz pianist Jason Moran and his wife Alicia Hall Moran, is attractive and cultured, the sound level is restrained, the conversation is banal. The meal stretches over an hour and twenty minutes: appetizer, main course, dessert, coffee. “Dinner”, the single channel video, currently on view at Luhring Augustine and part of Ragnar Kjartansson’s multi-media exhibition “Scenes from Western Culture”, is a wonderful example of the Icelandic artist’s brilliantly hypnotic practice. Deeply concerned with romantic beauty, repetition and duration, Kjartansson’s videos are endurance performances that play with stereotypes and cultural clichés but are gratifyingly hypnotic; much like the new-fangled internet fad “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)” that now has many viewers hooked to their screens in endless viewing loops. Through December 22.