Stir Heart, Rinse Heart/ Pipilotti Rist

March 6–September 12, 2004

Known for saturated colors, sensual images, and an unconventional use of space and scale, Pipilotti Rist’s video installations are at once tangible and boundless — witnessed in the here-and-now, but full of interpretive possibility. Rist’s newest work, Stir Heart, Rinse Heart, commissioned for this exhibition, is a multichannel video installation that incorporates found objects hung from the ceiling to diffuse the light of the video projection and create a reflective environment to be navigated by the viewer. The exhibition also includes two of the artist’s earlier works.

Stir Heart, Rinse Heart: Pipilotti Rist is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Major funding has been provided by the James Family Foundation and New Art Trust. Additional support has been provided by Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, Raoul and Patricia Kennedy, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, Presence Switzerland, and swissnex.


Pipilotti Rist, Selbstlos im Lavabad (Selfless in the Bath of Lava), 1994; courtesy of the artist, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustin