A Kaleidoscopic Tour of the Human Body (Blankets Included) #ArtTuesday
The Creators Project has a story on Pipilotti Rist‘s new exhibit Worry Will Vanish that showed at Hauser & Wirth’s London gallery from late November through January 11th. We love the immersive quality of the work – it sounds like it was a total body experience (painfully pathetic pun intended). We hope some of you Londoners had the chance to stop by!
Worry Will Vanish collaged natural imagery with an animated 3D tour inside human body, projecting body parts, blood vessels, the stippled surfaces of skin, and spiderwebs onto lengthy walls that met in a sharp corner. Juxtaposing computer-generated flesh with organic structures, the piece explored both internal and external worlds, uniting them all with a soundscape by musician Anders Guggisberg. Inspired by Autogenic Training, a method of facilitated relaxation by way of prone postures and repeated visualizations, Rist wanted viewers to leave the exhibition in a mental state where they would be “receptive to new ideas,” according to the press release.
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