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Pipilotti Rist’s Glowing Underwear Chandelier

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.


Pipilotti Rist, All or Nothing (alles oder nichts), 2010. Video installation; metal triptych with 3 LCD screens, 3 integrated players. 9 1/2 X 16 7/8 X 3 7/8 inches

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