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Transformer’s latest show combines Bulgarian folk songs with video installations and a Kafka parable, which seems almost too zany to work. In the hands of Philadelphia-based artists Jane Carver and Raúl Romero, however, these disparate elements just might come together into something weird and wonderful. Kafka’s story, from which the show takes its name, tells the story of a man trying to enter the law and the guard that blocks his way; the artists use that idea as a jumping-off point to explore the boundaries between absolutism and relativity through sounds and images. Carver pairs the sounds of diaphonic singing with Romero’s transfixing videos, and the gallery becomes a performance space. At the show’s opening celebration, women’s vocal ensemble Slaveya performs, fully immersing visitors in the sounds and sights of the exhibition. The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Saturdays noon to 6 p.m., to April 25, at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102. transformerdc.org.