Monday, April 8, 2013

Pipilotti Rist

Birth name Elisabeth Charlotte Rist

Pipilotti was a nickname given to her when she was a child, the name is from the novel Pippi Longstocking

Born June 21, 1962 in Grabs in the Swiss Rhine Valley, Switzerland (currently age 51)

She lives with her common law partner Balz Roth. They have a son, named Himalaya. Since 2004, she Lives and works in Zurich and in the mountains of Switzerland.

As an artist She works with video, film, and moving images which are often displayed as projections.

She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Vienna, until 1986. Then later studied video at the School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung) in Basel, Switzerland.

From 1988 through 1994, she was member of the music band and performance group Les Reines Prochaines.  

From 2002 to 2003, she was invited by Professor Paul McCarthy to teach at UCLA as a visiting faculty member.

From 2005 to 2009 she worked on her first feature film, Pepperminta

Some other popular works include:
I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much (1986)
Sip My Ocean (1996)
Open My Glade (2000)

Her works have been exhibited widely at museums and festivals throughout Europe, Japan and the US. She has won many prizes between 1987 and 2010, including the Joan Mirò Prize in 2009.

Arts task is to contribute to evolution, to encourage the mind, to guarantee a detached view of social changes, to conjure up positive energies, to create sensuousness, to reconcile reason and instinct, to research possibilities and to destroy clichés and prejudices.

As previously mentioned in my proposal for A See of Color, Pipilotti Rist's artwork will be influencing this project. Her Installations, Ever is Over All (1997) and Sip My Ocean (1996), both have qualities which I am pulling from; mostly the sense of environment she creates for the viewer, and a similar technical setup with projectors.

Ever is Over All(1997)
Pipilotti Rist
Audio Video Installation

Sip My Ocean (1996)
Pipilotti Rist
Audio Video Installation
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