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PIPILOTTI RIST, in conversation with Christian Lund, Hayward Gallery, London, 2011

 

Pipilotti Rist argues that videos can have painterly qualities and tells the story of one of her most famous videos, where a woman smashes car windows with a flower.

“There is no rule for when and where I get my ideas – some are survival tactics, some are psychotic tics, some are very well thought over.” The video ‘Ever is Over All’ (1997) was Rist’s response to a chief editor, who wouldn’t let her do the things she wished to do – even though he had given her a carte blanche. She felt like smashing his car, but instead chose to make a video, which challenged and even altered her aggression: “That was my catharsis.” Continue reading PIPILOTTI RIST, in conversation with Christian Lund, Hayward Gallery, London, 2011