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Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor
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Pipilotti Rist, Open My Glade (Flatten), 2000 (video still), Single-channel video installation, Duration: 9 minutes, 52 seconds

Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor is the first West Coast survey of the internationally renowned Swiss media artist to be held at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California.

Rist’s installations explore relationships of video and the body; exterior environments and interior psychological landscapes; and reason and instinct. They exuberantly probe the video medium’s capaciousness—for vivid color; sweeping views and extreme close-ups; introspection and cultural critique; and, importantly, the creation of shared experiences within the public space of the museum. The exhibition surveys more than thirty years of the Zürich-based artist’s work, encompassing early single-channel videos; large-scale installations brimming with color and hypnotic musical scores; and sculptures that merge everyday objects, video, and decorative forms. Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor also debuts a new audio-video installation made specifically for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit MOCA LA's website.

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