Courtesy the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Since the middle of the 1980s Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) has continuously explored, challenged and exploded the potentials, rules, conventions and limitations of a constantly evolving palette of video technologies. In her works, video is not just video, but also painting and space. Her work is at one and the same time high-tech and sensual, radiantly colourful and critical, weightless and body-bound.
The artist has wished to transform the museum into "a shared apartment where you can visit each other's brains and bodies." She stresses her firm belief in the fact that the museum "lifts us all into a common thought bubble" where we are able "to share knowledge, feelings, inner images and suggestions."
In her art the camera is both eye and sense of touch, and external and internal images merge in the often psychedelic, symbol-laden spaces that range from the sensually playful, witty and free to immersions into more oppressive, existential depths. As she states herself, "video is like painting on glass that moves."
Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Jan 3 - Sep 22, 2019
All works shown in the video: © Pipilotti Rist.
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.
Produced by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.