A major new retrospective on Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist.
Over the past thirty years, Pipilotti Rist (b.1962) has achieved international acclaim as one of the pioneers of video art and multimedia installation. Incorporating video and sculpture, her dazzling environments immerse viewers in imaginary landscapes of kaleidoscopic colour, light and music. 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 generation of artists to grow up with televisions in their living rooms. Her work references the history of video and television, with her early videos presented on monitors and her 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. This book is published to accompany the most comprehensive exhibition of Rist's work in Australia to date.