Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean
Over the past 30 years, Pipilotti Rist (b.1962) has achieved international acclaim as one of the pioneers of experimental video art and multimedia installations. Incorporating video and sculpture, her dazzling environments plunge viewers into colourful kaleidoscopic projections which explore the relationship between nature, the body and technology.
The exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean presents the spectrum of Rist’s groundbreaking practice, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s to her large-scale audio-visual installations and recent immersive environments. Her work is inspired by the natural world, the home and the body and draws from the living, mythological elements that surround us - earth, air, fire and water.
Rist is one of the first generations of artists to grow up with a televisions in their living rooms. Her work references the history of video and television, with her early works presented on monitors and later works projected across ceilings, floors and walls. From the beginning Rist has been an innovator, readily engaging with advances in technology and new ways of making art. Her work reflects the symbiotic relationship between technology and biology, presenting both as an intrinsic part of human experience.
Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean is the most comprehensive exhibition of Rist’s work in Australia to date.