Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Tai Kwun Conversations: Behind Your Eyelid – A Dialogue between Pipilotti Rist and Tobias Berger

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Pipilotti Rist After Hours

Pipilotti Rist’s Choice

Lighting Workshop
Pixel Mapping Workshop

Tai Kwun Conversations: Behind Your Eyelid – A Dialogue between Pipilotti Rist and Tobias Berger

Date & Time

4 Aug 2022 7:30-9:00pm


JC Cube


Exclusive to Tai Kwun Fan, Free of charge


Marking the launch of Tai Kwun Contemporary’s 2022 summer exhibition Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist, this upcoming edition of Tai Kwun Conversations features Pipilotti Rist, in conversation with Tobias Berger, the curator of the exhibition. This discussion will touch on various aspects of Rist’s singular approach to video and sound, her signature moving image installations, as well as site-specific works newly commissioned for Tai Kwun.

As the artist’s first exhibition in Hong Kong, Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist offers visitors the chance to experience her signature “virtual hug” of sounds, colours, and moving images that has so captured audiences of all ages around the world. Conceptualised especially by the artist for Tai Kwun, the exhibition Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist offers you entry into the artist’s remarkable vision. Her fascination with the liminal—the screen, the skin, the membrane, the filter—and her method of breaking video out of the frame generate perceptual shifts and intellectual reflections that open the doors to a wondrous world of inner vision, full of beauty, whimsy, and possibility.

Tai Kwun Conversations is a monthly event that brings together brilliant minds from the fields of contemporary art, architecture, heritage, among many others. Join us to discover new artistic exchange and outstanding practices in heritage conservation.

This event will be conducted in English, with English to Cantonese simultaneous interpretation.

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 mesmerizing artworks 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).