Pipilotti Rist, (Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler ([Absolutions] Pipilotti’s Mistakes), 1988, still from a color video, 8 minutes.


Pipilotti Rist

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
October 14–January 14

Curated by Paolo Morsiani

Pipilotti Rist’s practice could be described as “video in the expanded field.” Not only do her works appear in unexpected places—under the floorboards, in a medicine cabinet, embedded in a bathroom mirror—they are also sometimes literally “expanded,” devouring the white cube in multiple projections that form dreamlike landscapes of manipulated scale, hyperbolic color, and distorted sound. However, Rist’s art is more than just formal bravura. Through the uncanny encounters it engineers, her work provides surreal experiences that address social and biological dimensions of the female body. This retrospective—Rist’s first in the US—assembles approximately ten video installations and eight single-channel works made since 1986. Travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2008, dates TBA.