I was at The Museum of Modern Art today and finally got to see Pipilotti Rist’s massive – and much talked about – video installation, “Pour Your Body Out.” Sculptural seating in the center of the atrium encourages the public to linger and, in fact, produces an informal, relaxed environment. Rist’s 25 ft. high projections on three walls are visually stunning and function as surreal dreamscapes of gorgeous color. I’ll have more to say about the work in another post. The third wall of the installation is not visible in my cell phone photos.
From the MoMA Website
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.