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Pipilotti Rist
Streichelnder Nachtmahl Kreis 25 Knickerbocker Ave (Caressing Dinner Circle 25 Knickerbocker Ave), 2020
Video Installation for a 60" round table, silent

Pipilotti Rist was born on June 21, 1962 in Rheintal, Switzerland. She likes red beets a lot. Her focus is video/audio installations because there is room in them for everything (painting, technology, language, music, movement, flowing pictures, poetry, commotion, premonitions of death, sex and friendliness) – like in a compact handbag. Her opinion is: Art's task is to contribute to evolution, to encourage the mind, to guarantee a detached view of social changes, to conjure up positive energies, to create sensuousness, to reconcile reason and instinct, to research possibilities, and to destroy clichés and prejudices.

Rist’s work has been exhibited widely at international museums and festivals including the biennials in São Paulo, Venice, Istanbul, the Caribbean, Santa Fe, and Sydney. Her multimedia video works such as, “I‘m Not The Girl Who Misses Much” (1986)‚ “Sip My Ocean” (1996), “Remake of the Weekend” (1998), and her Public Art Fund, NY commissioned “Open My Glade” (2000) blur the boundaries between visual art and popular culture, exploring the unfamiliar in the everyday. Her lush, seductive imagery employs the idiom of commercial advertising and music videos to create a highly individual artistic language which is informed by her past experiences in a music band and as a set designer.

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Pipilotti Rist
Open My Glade (Flatten), 2000
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Single-channel video installation, silent

“Sip My Ocean” (1996) marked the first time Rist extended beyond the boundaries of the monitor to incorporate video into the architecture of the exhibition space through projection. Since that time, she has become known for producing immersive installations, creating transformative experiences for viewers with fluid and hypnotic imagery often focusing on the convergence of nature and technology. One of Rist’s most recent pieces, “Pixel Forest” (2016), has taken this a step further by placing the audience within the screen itself; surrounded by thousands of resin encased LED lights, visitors wind their way through as each “pixel” is individually programmed to emit light in various colors and hues.

In 2009 Rist released her first feature film entitled “Pepperminta”, the story of an "anarchist of the imagination" who lives according to her own rules (www.pepperminta.ch/en). The film has been screened at film festivals and theaters around the world. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (forthcoming 2020); the Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2019); LUMA Arles, France (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2017-2018); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2017); New Museum, New York (2016-2017); Kunsthaus Zürich (2016); and Kunsthalle Krems (2015).

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Pipilotti Rist
Pixelwald (Pixel Forest), 2016
Hanging LED light installation and media player
Duration: 35 minutes
Dimensions variable
Installation view, Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade)
March 1 – September 22, 2019
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Pipilotti Rist
Worry Will Vanish Horizon (from the Worry Work Family), 2014
Two-channel video and sound installation, color, with carpet and white duvets
Duration: 10 minutes, 25 seconds
Dimensions variable
Photo: Raimund Zakowski

Pipilotti Rist
Tu mich nicht nochmals verlassen (Do Not Abandon Me Again), 2015
Single-channel video installation, silent, color, with bed
Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds
Dimensions variable

Pipilotti Rist
Streichelnder Nachtmahl Kreis 25 Knickerbocker Ave [Caressing Dinner Circle 25 Knickerbocker Ave] (From the Caressing Dinner Circle Family), 2020
Video Installation for a round table, silent
Dimensions variable

Pipilotti Rist
Tosender Speicher (Thunderous Accumulator), 2013
Video installation; 1 LCD monitor, 1 flashcardplayer, 1 vintage sideboard in laminated wood, miscellaneous objects, LED lights, laboratory glassware with synthetic resin
108 5/8 x 59 x 22 7/8 inches
(276 x 150 x 58 cm)

Pipilotti Rist
Komm bald wieder [Come Again Soon], 2016
Oil painting, projector, media player
24 7/16 x 38 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches
(62.2 x 98.2 x 4.5 cm)

Pipilotti Rist
Mercy Garden (from the Mercy Work Family), 2014
Two-channel video and sound installation, color, with carpet and sheepskin
Duration: 15 minutes, 14 seconds
Dimensions variable
Installation view, Pipilotti Rist: Stay Stamina Stay
Hauser & Wirth Somerset, November 29, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Pipilotti Rist
Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), 2008
Multichannel video and sound installation, color, with circular seating element and carpet
Duartion: 16 minutes, 2 seconds
Installation view, Museum of Modern Art, New York
November 19, 2008 – February 2, 2009
Photo: Thomas Griesel

Pipilotti Rist
Layers Mama Layers, 2010
4 projections (2 moving and 2 fixed) on curtains, 2 moving mirrors, 4 players, sound
Dimensions variable
Installation view, Pipilotti Rist: Heroes of Birth
September 11 – October 16, 2010
Luhring Augustine, New York

Pipilotti Rist
Wasserschatz (elitär) [Water Treasure (elite)], 2019
Video Object; monitor, player and alamar ice, silent
29 1/2 x 17 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches
(75 x 44 x 11 cm)

Pipilotti Rist
Massachusetts Chandelier, 2010
2 projections on chandelier of previously worn and cleaned underpants, 2 flashcard players, 1 translucent light bulb
98 1/2 x 66 inches
(250.19 x 167.64 cm)
Installation view, Hayward Gallery, London, 2011
Photo: Linda Nylind 

Pipilotti Rist
Untitled 2, 2009
Filmstill, lightbox; printed on fabric, FL lights metal frame
98 3/8 x 55 1/16 x 1 9/16 inches
(250 x 140 x 4 cm)

Pipilotti Rist
Lungenflügel (Lobe of the Lung), 2009
Three-channel video and sound installation, color with thirty custom-made pillows and carpet
Duration: 15 minutes, 36 seconds
Dimensions variable
Installation view, Pipilotti Rist: Elixir
September 5 – December 6, 2009
KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Photo: Pirje Mykkänen

Pipilotti Rist
Tyngdkraft, var min vän, (Gravity Be My Friend), 2007
Two-channel video and sound installation, color, with two amorphous screens and two carpet sculptures
Duration: 12 minutes
Dimensions adaptable
Installation view, Magasin III, Stockholm, 2007
Photo: Johan Warden

Pipilotti Rist 
Homo Sapiens Sapiens, 2005
Four-channel video and sound installation, with foam snake and carpet
Duration: 20 minutes, 52 seconds
Dimensions variable
Installation view, 51st Venice Biennale, 2005
Chiesea San Staé, Venice, Italy

Pipilotti Rist
Herbstzeitlose (Saffron Flower or Fall Time Less), 2004
4 projectors, 4 DVD players, 2 sound systems, part of a wooden house, branch from a Maple tree, backlit panorama (photo print on Plexiglas), table and 3 chairs
Dimensions variable
Installation view
September 11 – October 23, 2004
Luhring Augustine, New York

Pipilotti Rist
Open My Glade, 2000
Single-channel video installation, silent
Duration: 5 minutes

Pipilotti Rist
Himalaya's Sister's Living Room, New York, 2000
7 projectors, 7 players in and around furniture and various objects, mounted wallpaper on wood, audio system
Dimensions variable
Installation view
April 8 – May 27, 2000
Luhring Augustine, New York

Pipilotti Rist
Ever Is Over All, 1997
Two-channel video, sound
Duration: 8 minutes, 25 seconds

Pipilotti Rist
Sip My Ocean, 1996
Two-channel video and sound installation, color, with carpet
Duration: 10 minutes, 22 seconds
Installation view, Magasin III, Stockholm, 2007

Pipilotti Rist
I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much, 1986
Single-channel video, sound
Duration: 5 minutes
 

Contact

For more information, please contact Lauren Wittels at lauren@luhringaugustine.com.