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    The Color of Your Socks: A Year With Pipilotti Rist

    Sinu sokkide värv: aasta Pipilotti Rist'iga | The Color of Your Socks: A Year With Pipilotti Rist

    Director: Michael Hegglin

    Country: Switzerland, Germany

    Year: 2009

    Length: 52'

    Language: In German and English with English subtitles

    Introduction by Hanno Soans.

    The Color of Your Socks: A Year With Pipilotti Rist follows Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist as she works on various video art installations in the United States and Europe.

    Since winning the Duemila prize at the 1997 Venice Biennale, Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (born in 1962) has achieved worldwide recognition. Playful and provocative, her exuberant multimedia installations combine fantasy and reality. For the first time, Pipilotti Rist allowed a film crew to follow her for an entire year and immerse themselves in her world and her professional activities. Director Michael Hegglin follows Rist while she works on various artworks and through all the stages of her major installation, "Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)," which was on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, from November 2008 through February 2009.

    Pipilotti Rist was bornin 1962 in Grabs. 1982-86 Studies commercial art, illustration and photography at the Institute of Applied Arts in Vienna. 1986-88 Studies audio visual communications (video) at the Schule für Gestaltung, Bern. Since 1986 freestyle video and audio works and installations. 1987-94 Freelances as graphic computer operator. 1988-94 Member of the music band Les Reines Prochaines. 2002-03 Guest lecturer at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally.