Pipilotti Rist’s "Pixel Forest" transforms the New Museum into her own world of projected video screens, dreamy lights and peaceful sounds. The Swiss born artist is best known for her video art works such as “I’m not the girl who misses much” and “Pepperminta”. With “Pixel Forest” being the most compete display of Rist’s work; the three-floor exhibit has lots of exciting and immersive ways to experience her art and is the most comprehensive show in New York to date.
During our visit, we started from the top floor and made our way down through the exhibit. The fourth floor was the newest installation by Rist created especially for The New Museum exhibition. The exhibit featured underwater videos projected onto the ceiling and beds scattered around the floor for viewing. The second floor also played with film - projecting scenes onto floating, airy curtains that we walked through like a maze. We loved how each room played with different ways of viewing her art which made the experience even more interesting.
Our favorite floor (the third floor) was filled with hanging LED lights and that changed colors as the music played in the room. The installation, titled “Looking Through Pixel Forest”, was mesmerizing. There were pathways to walk through the lights and a large display of Rist’s videos on the walls adjacent to the lights. The exhibit runs through January 15, 2017 and is a must see!
Written by intern Arianna Thomas
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