Pipilotti Rist, ‘Pixelwald (Pixel Forest)’, 2016, New Museum

Installation view: “Pipilotti Rist: Dein Speichel ist mein Taucheranzug im Ozean des Schmerzes” [Your Saliva is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain], Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, 2016

Image rights: Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine. Photo: Lena Huber

"Pipilotti Rise: Pixel Forest"

Venue: New Museum, New York (2016)

About Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist produces multi-projector video installations that fuse the corporeal and the spiritual in what have been called near-psychedelic experiences. Her rich vocabulary of sensual experience contrasts the familiar with the strange, teasing out our secret desires. Rist attempts to break down the barriers between public and private space, creating fantastic, pleasure-palace domestic interiors that include video, music, light effects, and furniture. “The idea,” she explains, “is that now we’ve explored the whole geographical world, pictures or films are the new, unexplored spaces into which we can escape.” In 2009 she created Pour Your Body Out, a 25-foot video installation projected in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art. Visitors were encouraged to take off their shoes and lounge on big comfortable cushions while they experienced the colorful video projected overhead.

Swiss, b. 1962, Grabs, Switzerland, based in Zurich, Switzerland

Solo Shows


Group Shows

New York,
Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner
Galleria PACK,