Posted on August 3, 2010
Imagination, sensitivity and relaxation are two words that fit perfectly with the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, who has already performed in Mexico and Spain, where his work captivated with sculptures by Joan Miró.
If the video art is a genre that usually abound chaotic successions of images that connote the difficulty of being and acting in the world, we can say that the Swiss Rist Elisabeth (popularly known by the name Pipilotti) came to break that cliche.
Rist , which is gaining increasing importance, in their different jobs transmits sensations and feelings that seem closer to happiness. Or, in any event, to the serenity and relaxation that are not bad to navigate life.
About his latest work in Mexico, presented in the context of exhibitions celebrating the country's bicentennial Aztec Rist has said he appreciates nature and its elements as "are those who can appreciate life in its smallest details."
The work, defined by the artist as "a large set of imaginary and symbolic scenes" representing the "record of my psyche that I present in the literary, dream, film and music" is titled Lungenflügel ("Lung").
Homage to Miró
Earlier this year, before Mexico, where Catalonia passed Rist had been awarded in 2009 with Joan Miró Prize.
He had some casual recognition as Pipilotti devised and executed a unique tribute to the great Catalan painter. From two projections of the sculpture "Femme" (that Miró made in 1968), the young Swiss intervened in the play "getting" her amazing colors and giving life to a kind of spectral being brought to life on the walls.
Long before this work, Rist, who has dozens of video installations to its credit-created and disseminated "I'm victim of this song" (1995), one of the works with which achieved greater impact.