Pipilotti Rist. Videos 1986-1992
24 February 2018 to 2 September 2018
“[I] use my mental tongue to mix together the images that are just behind and just in front of my eyelids,” Pipilotti Rist says to describe her own artistic approach. Born in Switzerland in 1962, Rist is also a musician and a member of the band Les Reines Prochaines (“The Next Queens”). Pipilotti Rist describes herself as a typical child of television; she grew up watching music videos on MTV.
She incorporates these videos’ visual language and aesthetics into the early works of hers that are shown here, working with the video medium’s possibilities, including flamboyant colours, strong magnification, image distortion and cross-fading. Pipilotti Rist aggressively confronts sexuality and physicality, pop culture and images of femininity.