Pip­i­lotti Rist at MCA Aus­tralia

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THIS SUM­MER, DIVE INTO a ma­jor new ex­hi­bi­tion by the pi­o­neer­ing video artist Pip­i­lotti Rist at the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art. Ex­clu­sive to Syd­ney as part of the Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional Art Se­ries, “Pip­i­lotti Rist: Sip My Ocean” fea­tures the Swiss artist’s kalei­do­scopic pro­jec­tions, ground-break­ing video art and daz­zling im­mer­sive en­vi­ron­ments from the 1980s to present day.

Vis­i­tors can take the plunge in her more re­cent im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tions. Lay on cush­ions to gaze up at the un­der­side of a lily­pond, me­an­der through a for­est of hang­ing lights or wan­der through a maze of float­ing fab­ric.

Rist was among the first gen­er­a­tions of artists who grew up with a tele­vi­sion in her lounge room and Rist’s sin­glechan­nel video works—that have achieved her in­ter­na­tional ac­claim—re­veal her as an in­no­va­tor in her prac­tice. Her work ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship between na­ture, tech­nol­ogy and the body.

Cu­rated by MCA Se­nior Cu­ra­tor Natasha Bul­lock, Pip­i­lotti Rist’s work is an ‘ode to the heart and the in­tel­lect, to the big emo­tions that sus­tain us and the beauty of the world around us.’

Don’t miss the MCA’S sum­mer pop-up bar Colour Fields on the ground floor of the MCA. Decked out in colour­ful hues in­spired by the ex­hi­bi­tion and sur­rounded by sweep­ing views of Cir­cu­lar Quay, it’s the ul­ti­mate spot for a cock­tail, bite to eat or a per­fect In­sta­gram mo­ment. Keep your Sun­day evenings free if you’d like to groove to great mu­sic—be­cause lo­cal le­gends Fu­ture Clas­sic will play DJ sets as the sun sets.

Bring the kids to Sun­days with Pip­i­lotti, a free event for grown-ups and kids to get cre­ative. Open every Sun­day from 1 Novem­ber to 18 Fe­bru­ary, the drop-in pro­gram fea­tures art-mak­ing ac­tiv­i­ties— ex­per­i­ment­ing with mir­rored lights and pro­jec­tions—in­spired by the artist.

Pip­i­lotti Rist, “Pix­elfor­est Mut­ter­platte”, 2016, in­stal­la­tion view, “Pip­i­lotti Rist: Your Saliva is my Div­ing Suit in the Ocean of Pain”, Kun­sthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzer­land, 2016, cour­tesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Au­gus­tine © the artist, photo: Lena Hubler.

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