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Pipilotti Rist

I’ve Only Got Eyes for You— (Pin Down Jump Up Girl), 1996

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3-D image, color photograph under
lenticulated film, mounted on flexible
plastic with four suction cups, to be
attached to TV screen when not in use, photograph by Rita Palanikumar,
8 1/4 x 11” (20,8 x 27,8 cm),
Ed. 80/XX, signed and numbered

Peeping tomboy. Are you lonesome tonight?


“Pipilotti Rist... exploits the general acceptance of the video medium as a kind of substitute for the easel painting—and, above all, its role as a component of spatial installations. The specific appeal of video, as employed by Rist, also incorporates such shadow disciplines as the pop video, the television commercial, and the trailer. Here, Rist’s idiom, schooled in Expanded Cinema, receives a highly contemporary infusion of entertainment value. The rheme of art has become her theme; hence the self-dramatization that encompasses not only the means of production but also her existential self-definition as a subject within society, as a woman, and as an artist.” Marius Babias Parkett No. 48, 1996