The Easel

The Colourful Worlds of Pipilotti Rist

Artist interviews aren’t always illuminating but, if you struggle with video art, this one may help. Rist has helped bring video into the mainstream with works that are visually beautiful and popular. Colour, she says, is “borderless, dangerous, emotional” and often underestimated. Her practice is “painting with light” and technology provides her with a “colour piano”. And the main theme of her work – “the glory of life”.