Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)

Nov 19, 2008–Feb 2, 2009


Pipilotti Rist. Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters). 2008. Multichannel video projection (color, sound), projector enclosures, circular seating element, carpet. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, 2008. Photo: Thomas Griesel
  • MoMA, Floor 2, Marron Atrium The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium

Pipilotti Rist’s lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses the Museum’s Marron Atrium in twenty-five-foot-high moving images. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist.

Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media.

Lead corporate sponsorship is provided by UBS.

Major support is provided by the Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, and Franz Wassmer.

Additional funding is provided by Monique Barbier-Mueller and by Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland.

Special thanks to Enia Carpet Group AG.

Cast: Ewelina Guzik, Sven Pippig, and Blondie; Music: Anders Guggisberg; Camera: Pierre Mennel; Set design: Su Erdt; Costume: Selina Peyer; Psychedelight-footage: Jean-Louis Gaffner; Editing & technique: Davide Legittimo; Assistance: Nici Jost; Hugofilm productions (for complete crew credits see: www.pepperminta.com)

Installation design: Markus Huber Recabarren; Assistance: Felice Cavuoto, Dave Lang, Sandro Peier; Studio manager: Rachele Giudici

Video projection and sound installation: Josh Weisberg, Walter Elzey, Barry Grossman and Joe Volpe—Scharff Weisberg, Inc.; Projector enclosure and seating fabrication: Greg Rathe and Stuart Anthony—The Displayers; Pillows: Tamara Rist; Carpet: ENIA Carpet Schweiz AG

Pipilotti also thanks for their support: Thomas Rhyner, Gioni Kilias, Roli Widmer, Roland Augustine, Lawrence Luhring, Natalia Sacasa, Karin Seinsoth, Cornelia Providoli, Marc Payot, Iwan und Manuela Wirth, Balz Roth, Anna Rist, Remo Weber, Claudio Galliard, Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Kuno Thaler, Koni Bitterli, and all MoMA staff involved in the project.


  • Press release 3 pages


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