Projectile Motion

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist will project a retrospective career of installations onto a range of canvases including a chandelier made of underpants when she comes to the Hayward Gallery next month.

Ever Is Over All, 1997, audio video installation by Pipilotti Rist (video still)

Source: Courtesy the artist, Hauser&Wirth and Luhring Augustine, New York

Ever Is Over All, 1997, audio video installation by Pipilotti Rist (video still)

Other canvas ephemera includes monitors in a bathing suit, a model of a suburban house and the laps of visitors. Bear with us.

Pipilotti Rist, Lobe Of The Lung, 2009,  audio video installation at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,

Source: photo: Ernst Moritz Courtesy the artist, Hauser&Wirth and Luhring Augustine, New York

Pipilotti Rist, Lobe Of The Lung, 2009, audio video installation at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,

Working across video, sculpture and installation, Rist will present thirty pieces charting her career from its beginnings in 1980.

Massachusetts Chandelier, 2010 Video installation by Pipilotti Rist Installation view at Luhring Augustine, New York

Source: Courtesy the artist, Hauser&Wirth and Luhring Augustine, New York Photo © 2010 Mark Rifkin / twi-

Massachusetts Chandelier, 2010 Video installation by Pipilotti Rist Installation view at Luhring Augustine, New York

Principally Rist creates films – often playful, psychedelic, sensuous and provocative – exploring themes and imagery of birth, death, family, love, the body and the natural world.

Suburb Brain, 1999, audio video installation by Pipilotti Rist Installation view at 48th Venice Biennale, Venice/IT

Source: Photo by Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich Courtesy the artist, Hauser&Wirth and Luhring Augu

Suburb Brain, 1999, audio video installation by Pipilotti Rist Installation view at 48th Venice Biennale, Venice/IT

 Expect size, scale and environmental context to be adapted. Selfless in The Bath of Lava encourages visitors to look down onto ‘a naked human beseeching them from a tiny hole in the floor’ according to the gallery.

Yoghurt On Skin - Velvet On TV, 1994, audio video installation by Pipilotti Rist  Detail of installation view at Neue Galerie Graz/AT

Source: Photo by P. Rist Courtesy the artist, Hauser&Wirth and Luhring Augustine, New York

Yoghurt On Skin – Velvet On TV, 1994, audio video installation by Pipilotti Rist Detail of installation view at Neue Galerie Graz/AT

All of Rist’s pieces are in the context of immersive environments – some like the meditative Lobe of The Lung landscape, (pictured) are quite overt yet the viewing experience seems to be passive.

Pipilotti Rist runs from 28 September 2011 – 8 January 2012 at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1

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