PIPILOTTI RIST: SIP MY OCEAN

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) runs a major exhibition of works by experimental Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist – presented exclusively in Sydney as part of the Sydney International Art Series until 18 February 2018.

Featured on the third floor of the Museum and curated by MCA Senior Curator Natasha Bullock, the exhibition presents the spectrum of Rist’s oeuvre, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s to her large-scale poetic audio-visual installations and recent immersive environments. Rist’s complex work deals with concepts of emotions and intellect,  and reflects the symbiotic relationship between technology and biology, presenting both as an intrinsic part of human experience

Incorporating video and sculpture, Rist’s dramatic environments  immserve viewers into colourful video projections exploring the relationship between nature, the body and technology.

“Pipilotti Rist brings ideas and feelings together, and does so through the prism of video. Her imaginary worlds carve a unique vision, with all the attendant depth and weight of painting – an art form that has culturally sustained us, and our imaginations, for centuries. Rist, however paints with lights cameras and keyboards.” Exhibition curator and MCA Senior Curator, Natasha Bullock said about Rist.

Image: Pipilotti Rist, Gnade Donau Gnade (Mercy Danube Mercy), 2014, Installation view, Komm Schatz, wir stellen die Medien um & fangen nochmals von verne an, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria, 2011, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine © Pipilotti Rist, photograph: Lisa Rastl