Flavorpill favorite Pipilotti Rist — a video artist known for exploring gender and sexuality in her work — has a new show up at Chelsea’s Luhring Augustine. Running through October 23, Heroes of Birth features the debut of two video installations, as well as a video sculpture.
As viewers enter the gallery space, they’re confronted by All or Nothing, a triptych of mounted LCD screens displaying hypnotic images of body parts in motion. These are flanked by an altar covered with “daily offerings” — fresh flowers, snacks, and a functioning water cooler where visitors can quench their thirst. Layers Mama Layers transforms the gallery’s main space into a room draped with translucent fabric screens that display multiple video projections set to a melodic soundtrack. Finally, in the rear gallery — which is covered in a wallpaper designed by Rist — is the visual cherry on the sundae: Massachusetts Chandelier, a glowing piece created using underwear collected from friends and family, lit by two projections.
Click through to preview images of the new work.