An Evening with Pipilotti Rist

Monday, November 17, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

In anticipation of the opening of Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), a monumental commission for the Museum's second-floor atrium, the artist takes part in a conversation with Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator of Media, about her video, sound, and sculptural installations. Many of her earliest videos were made with the experimental klezmer-punk-pop band Les Reines Prochaines, of which she was a member from 1988 to 1994. In the early 1990s, Rist began experimenting with various forms of electronic media. In 2005 she represented Switzerland at the fifty-first Venice Biennale, where she presented Homo sapiens sapiens (2005), an expansive video projected onto the ceiling of the San Stae church. For her upcoming installation at MoMA, Rist re-envisions the architecture and use of space in the Museum's atrium by creating a lush, immersive landscape shaped by images, sound, and sculptural elements.

In conjunction with the exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)

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