New MOCA exhibit puts Pipilotti Rist’s multimedia art on the big screen

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Pipilotti Rist, Open My Glade (Flatten), 2000, single-channel video installation (color, silent). © Pipilotti Rist. Photo courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.

Do you ever feel like your television has become another member of your family? You probably look at the screen now more than ever, especially during the pandemic. Zürich-based visual artist Pipilotti Rist knows how you feel. She is obsessed with the electric unconscious residing in our TVs and within ourselves as viewers. You can explore the obsession yourself at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA now, at her exhibition called “Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor.” The multimedia collection includes more than 30 years of her work and runs through June 6, 2022. 


Installation view, Louisiana Museum, Pipilotti Rist Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade), Humlebæk, Denmark, 2019. Photo by Poul Buchard. © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.


Pipilotti Rist, Pixelwald Motherboard (Pixel Forest Mutterplatte), 2016. Installation view, Louisiana Museum, Pipilotti Rist Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade), Humlebæk, Denmark, 2019. Photo by Poul Buchard. © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.


Pipilotti Rist, Ever is Over All, 1997, two-channel video installation with sound. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pipilotti Rist - Sip My Ocean, Sydney, Australia, 2018. Photo by Jessica Maurer. © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.

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