"Pixel Forest" has been fabricated by Rist and her collaborator Kaori Kuwabara to span the vast space of this museum’s Cullinan Hall. Each light is controlled by a video signal in sync with the video projection "Worry Will Vanish," so that the “forest” is constantly changing, sometimes shifting in a staccato rhythm, and sometimes in sinuous waves of color. Visitors can stroll throughout this environment, described by Rist as “a digital image that has exploded in space.” Rist explains further: “I want to make it clear that everything we look at is also always just organized light, which helps as I dissolve architecture and forms. I am interested in the combination of nature and technology; these are not two different things.”


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Artist
Pipilotti Rist, Swiss, born 1962
Title
Pixel Forest Transformer
Date
2016
Medium
Hanging LED light installation and media player, edition 2/3
Dimensions
20 minutes, 50 seconds
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund

Current Location
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Accession Number
2017.114
Classification
Installation Art
Provenance

The artist; [Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York]; purchased by MFAH, 2017.