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Pipilotti Rist at Hauser and Wirth
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A pioneer of video art, since the mid-eighties, Rist’s film installations take many guises. Rist is commonly known for creating works that are at once feminist and feminine, often exploring the female body; but in ‘Mercy Garden’, all of the characters are men (or boys) and the film celebrates a masculine strength, combined with fragility and tenderness. The main character, a young local farmer, is shown interacting with his natural environment. Visceral images of his hands running through soil and tending plants pose questions about life and death, and humans’ relationship to the natural world.
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Outside, the installation ‘Hiplights’ (2011), which was first conceived for Rist’s solo exhibition ‘Eyeball Massage’ at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2011, is a remarkable, outdoor light work, created from hundreds of pairs of underpants with LED lamps. The underwear is strung between each of the buildings around the farmyard, like an enormous celebratory washing line.
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