Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist’s Choice

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist’s Choice

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Pipilotti Rist After Hours

Date & Time

11 Aug - 15 Oct, 2022 7:30-9:00pm

Location

JC Cube

Price

Free of charge

Overview

In conjunction with Tai Kwun Contemporary’s summer 2022 exhibition Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist, Pipilotti Rist’s Choice will present films selected by the artist Pipilotti Rist that inspire and resonate with her artistic practice, thinking, and creativity, to give the audience insight into the artist's creative vision.

Daisies

Time: 7:30 pm–9 pm, 11 August 2022
Venue: JC Cube
Director: Vera Chytilová
Czech|1966|74 min|B&W, Colour|In Czech with Chinese and English subtitles |IIA

One of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled”, they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously. Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that is widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.

* This will be an open seating event.

Pepperminta

Time: 7:30 pm–9 pm, 2 September 2022
Venue: JC Cube
Director: Pipilotti Rist
Switzerland / Austria|2009|80 min|Colour|In German with Chinese and English subtitles

A vivacious and eternal optimist, Pepperminta sees and does things differently. She wants to change the world—and will. But she cannot do it alone. It comes a fun, audacious, and most unusual contemporary fantasy in which everything is possible.
* This will be an open seating event. The film have not been classified yet. If they are subsequently classified as Category III film, audience must be aged 18 or above.

The event will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.


Artist Bio

Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist, a pioneer of spatial video art, was born in 1962 in Grabs, Switzerland, located in the Rhine Valley on the Austrian border, and has been a central figure within the international art scene since the mid-1980s. From her earliest video works to more recent large-scale moving-image installations, Pipilotti Rist’s highly immersive, deeply sensual, and remarkably insightful works wrap visitors in a virtual hug of sounds, colours, and moving images. Her mesmerising installations prompt meditative introspection along with joy and exhilaration, opening up explorations of the body and the image, of exterior environments and interior mindscapes.

Since 1984, Rist has displayed her work in an extensive array of solo and group exhibitions. Major solo exhibitions include Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor at The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2021 – 2022); Your Eye Is My Island at MoMAK, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and ART TOWER MITO (2021); Åbn min Lysning. Open my Glade at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2019); Sip My Ocean at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017 – 2018); Pixel Forest at New Museum, New York (2016 – 2017); and Your Saliva is My Diving Suit of the Ocean of Pain at Kunsthaus Zürich (2016). Rist has also participated in numerous biennales, including the Venice Biennale (1997, 1999, 2011), Biennale of Sydney (2000, 2008, 2014), and the Istanbul Biennale (1997, 2000, 2007).