Pipilotti Rist Ever Is Over All 1997

  • Not on view

Ever Is Over All envelops viewers in two slow-motion projections on adjacent walls. In one a roving camera focuses on red flowers in a field of lush vegetation. The spellbinding lull this imagery creates harmonizes with the projection to its left, which features a woman in sparkling ruby slippers promenading down a car-lined street. The fluidity of both scenes is disrupted when the woman violently smashes a row of car windshields with the long-stemmed flower she carries. As the vandal gains momentum with each gleeful strike of her wand, an approaching police officer smiles in approval, introducing comic tension into this whimsical and anarchistic scene.

Gallery label from Out of Time: A Contemporary View, August 30, 2006–April 9, 2007
Medium
Two-channel video with overlapping projections (color, sound with Anders Guggisberg)
Dimensions
Dimensions variable
Credit
Fractional and promised gift of Donald L. Bryant, Jr.
Object number
241.2000.a-c
Copyright
© 2018 Pipilotti Rist
Department
Painting and Sculpture