Pipilotti Rist at Magasin 3
February 10, 2007
Pipilotti Rist "Gravity, be my friend"
February 10 – June 17, 2007
Curator: Richard Julin
"As artists it is our task and duty to heed our dreams and the subconscious. It is our job to examine more closely everything that usually gets swept aside for the sake of productivity. To create a distance."
Pipilotti Rist, 2006, from the catalogue.
Pipilotti Rist is one of the most prominent artists working today, best known for her dream-like video installations and colour-drenched imagery. Probing both physical and psychological dimensions her exploration of the body, our senses, rituals and taboos are at once poetical, intimate and playfully entertaining.
The exhibition includes work that is central to Rist’s production including the title-piece "Gravity be my friend" - a new large-scale audiovisual installation being specially produced for Magasin 3. The title refers both to the events in the film and the viewer’s experience of the piece.
In conjunction with the exhibition Magasin 3 is producing a catalogue in collaboration with Lars Müller Publishers allowing the reader to listen in on a private conversation between Pipilotti Rist and Richard Julin, the curator of the exhibition.