Experience the Swiss artist's immersive and relaxing 'video aquarium'
Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist is the subject of the Museum of Contemporary Art's 2017/2018 summer blockbuster – but you can get a taste of what to expect this Autumn, with the NGA's presentation of her 2014 work 'Worry Will Vanish'. The two-wall work, installed in a custom-built room with floor cushions, immerses the viewer in close-up images of nature and the human body.
Time Out London wrote of the work: "Coddled and lying on the gallery floor, you can see vast projected visuals of dense vegetation all around you. These segue into glowing, veined caverns. Suddenly you’re back outside with the ferns, travelling at grass height before slipping inside once again to the pulsating, glowing tunnels.
"Rist’s video yo-yos between the external and internal, the bucolic and the bodily. The tunnels are, in fact, (computer-generated) interior spaces of the body. At one point you’re at the tip of a toe that’s about to step into the sea, but you’re watching the scene from the inside. It puts a whole new spin on the idea of living in someone else’s skin."
Check out our hit list for the best art in Sydney this month.