UncategorizedMarch 21, 2018

Television and media for most of us is an escape. A break from the day to day and mundane.

Television and media for most of us is an escape. A break from the day to day and mundane.

Pipilotti Rist beautifully encapsulates this in her work. Over the past 30 years, Rist has achieved international acclaim as one of the pioneers of experimental video art and multimedia installations. Incorporating video and sculpture, her dazzling environments plunge viewers into colourful kaleidoscopic projections which explore the relationship between nature, the body and technology.

The MCA has collaborated with the artist to produce the most comprehensive exhibition of her work ever to be staged in Australia.
One of my favourites is the Pixel Forest. Rist notes that the work reminds her of the sparks in the nerve cells that pass through neurons to sunlight. Each person who enters this space will have their own interpretation of this space. To me, it triggers memories of the enchanted forest from the movie Avatar or perhaps thousands of jelly fish floating in the deep blue ocean.

Your room opposite the opera includes video projections,on beds, walls, tables etc. The work reimagines and animates large everyday objects in a large domestic environment. It is named based on the location of the Museum opposite the Opera House.
The bed in this space mesmerised me. In our dreams we enter a universe of our own. This particular work embodies that perfectly.
The exhibition runs till the end of Feb and is definitely worth a trip or two. Please share your thoughts on this exhibition in the comments.

Where : Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000
When : 10 am to 9 pm
Dates : Now till 18th Feb

 

 

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