This new ebook, the first available on video artist Pipilotti Rist, is unique in its approach, combining the design values and scrupulously-edited content of Hayward Publishing's illustrated print editions with the interactivity and mobility of an app. Clear and easy-to-navigate, but with interactive content including 'rollover' images and video clips embedded within layout, the book presents the absorbing, eye-popping video world of Rist in an innovative new way, placing critical texts and vivid documentary images next to clips from the artist's works themselves. With the hardcover version of 'Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage' almost out of print, this is a great opportunity to get your hands on exclusive content and beautiful design from Hayward Publishing in a digital format.
Pipilotti Rist herself burst onto the international art scene in the 1990s with her vibrant large-scale video works and multimedia installations. Taking up themes of female sexuality and mass media culture through her playful and provocative remixes of fantasy and the everyday, she has become one of the most important video artists working today. This comprehensive mid-career survey features essays by Chrissie Iles, Elisabeth Bronfen, Stephanie Rosenthal, Stefanie Müller and Konrad Bitterli, and includes a visual essay created specifically for the book by Rist herself.
Press for 'Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage':
‘Rist’s work is visceral, earthy, sexy and full of life… dizzying and overwhelming’ Guardian, 2011
‘invites visitors to step into a place that feels like a mesmeric cross between a loopy fairground ride and a nightclub chill-out room’ The Times, 2011