Pipilotti Rist. (born June 21, 1962) Educational background • Graphic design, illustration and photography at the Institute of Applied Arts in Vienna, • Audiovisual communications and video at the School of Design in Basel. Media • Photomontage • Video installation • Photography • Public art
Key elements in her practice. • Painting • Technology • Language • Music • Movement • Flowing pictures • Poetry
Pipilotti & Contemporary video art • "I have the greatest respect for some MTV clips," she has said, "since they have a power of innovation and a spirit of discovery that really surpasses video art."
Pipilotti & Contemporary video art • blurs the boundaries between the worlds of commercial art and fine art. • injects familiar imagery with a sense of critical surrealism, resulting in hypnotic, hallucinatory works.
Examples of her video work Installation view, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Cinema Manzoni, ‘Parasimpatico’, Milan, Italy, 2011 Apple Tree Innocent On Diamond Hill , 2003
“Ever is Over All” • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a56RPZ_cbdc&list=PL88F5C9A1DCB7E07E
Character references: Dorothy, Wizard of OZ Her alter ego: • takes action • Successfully carries out a mission • Fight for what they want • Keep their feminine, joyful and charming side.
Character references: PIPPI LANGSTRUMPF Her artistic identity. • Playful • Not acting under the norms • Experimentative • Free to express her thoughts • Retain child elements
Two Red Hot Pokers. Flower: • Power of nature (used as a weapon) • Phallic shape myriad tiny flowers which cluster together like the many breasts of the Greek goddess Artemis --androgynous associations. • Woman viewed as part of nature.
Authority symbolism // sisterhood. General symbolism: • Understanding between people in general. • Understanding between women
How would you feel and react if you were present in this act of free interrupted violence?
Her view on aggression and violence. • BEAUTIFUL VIOLENCE Trying to put it in another light, not with words but with actions, songs or pictures, helps more than if you say, ‘we should not read hysteria so negatively’. That doesn’t help so much but if you exorcise it, I think it does.
Her view on aggression and violence. “I have realised that we are part animal,”