Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist is among the world’s best-known artists working with video. Her multi-screen installations have a dream-like quality as, for example, a beautiful young woman (the artist herself) cavorts in fantastic seascapes or surreal jungles. This monograph explores the artist and her work. It features: a discussion of Rist’s work in relation to notions of Utopia; an examination of Rist’s innovation in video technology in the creation of a new female image; an exploration of the psychoanalytical implications of one video work, “Absolutions” (“Pipilotti’s Mistakes”) (1988); “Artist’s Choice”, for which the artist has selected two selections from the poet Anne Sexton and novelist Richard Brautigan; and “Artist’s Writings” – Rist’s descriptions of her dreams, highly influential in the realization of her imagery, are set alongside a homage to video pioneer Nam June Paik.

Text: Obrist Hans Ulrich, Rist Pipilotti et al. cm 25×29; pp. 160; 120 ill. COL e 30 BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Phaidon Press, London, 2001.

ISBN: 9780714839653| 0714839655

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Pipilotti Rist is among the world’s best-known artists working with video. Her multi-screen installations have a dream-like quality as, for example, a beautiful young woman (the artist herself) cavorts in fantastic seascapes or surreal jungles. This monograph explores the artist and her work. It features: a discussion of Rist’s work in relation to notions of Utopia; an examination of Rist’s innovation in video technology in the creation of a new female image; an exploration of the psychoanalytical implications of one video work, “Absolutions” (“Pipilotti’s Mistakes”) (1988); “Artist’s Choice”, for which the artist has selected two selections from the poet Anne Sexton and novelist Richard Brautigan; and “Artist’s Writings” – Rist’s descriptions of her dreams, highly influential in the realization of her imagery, are set alongside a homage to video pioneer Nam June Paik.