Pipilotti Rist Interview: A Visit to the Studio



From “a tear for global warming” to “instant diamonds” and “a scissor to cut the good from the bad.” Join the spectacular and pioneering visual artist Pipilotti Rist on a rare and humorous guided tour around her studio in Switzerland.

“I’m a big fan of the world of construction,” says Rist, who in the video also shows us elements, which would later become part of her immersive exhibition ‘Open my Glade’ at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962 as Elisabeth Charlotte Rist) is a Swiss visual artist, who works with video, film and moving images, often displayed as projections. Among her most prevalent themes are gender, sexuality and the human body. In 1997 her work was featured in the Venice Biennial, where she was awarded a Premio 2000 award for the video ‘Ever Is Over All’. Other awards include the Wolfgang Hahn Prize (1999), the Joan Miró Prize (2009) and the Cutting the Edge Award at the 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival (2010). In 2000 her work ‘Open My Glade’ was commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund and was broadcast on the largest video screen in Times Square, New York. Rist has held solo exhibitions at MoMA in New York, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and Museo Nacional Centro de Are Reina Sofia in Madrid among others. Her works are a part of prominent museums worldwide including MoMA in New York, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk and Tate Modern in London.

Pipilotti Rist was interviewed by Christian Lund at her studio in Switzerland in January 2019 in connection with the exhibition ‘Åbn min lysning’ (Open my Glade), curated by Tine Colstrup, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark in February 2019.

Camera: Jakob Solbakken
Edited by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen
Produced by: Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2019

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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