Pipilotti Rist

Homo-Sapiens-Sapiens, video still, installazione, Biennale di Venezia, chiesa di san Stae, 2005

“Sexuality, eroticism and desire are important for all of us. But that is also the contradiction. How can we speak about pictures and, for example, say no to this way of representing a woman’s body?

It’s also a camera-and-object problem, of who is really guiding the camera”

“The main reason for civilization is that life is more comfortable. In a way, houses are there to protect us from rain, cold, and heat; cars are there to overcome distances. Culture is the exception.

Music, art, and all of the different cultural expressions are not going in that direction. They’re not about comfort; they’re about understanding each other”

Pipilotti Rist

Grabs, Svizzera, 1962