Rist was an artist who did a great job at altering viewers perception in order to portray an idea. Her work was very strait forward, which I loved. The first piece evoked a lot of emotion and was almost painful to watch. I feel like the key to the piece was her make up, it emphasized her point of how women are forced to put on a figurative mask in our society. The plexi glass added emotion to the piece adding a mask like staple to the piece. It seemed as if she was trying to push her face through the mask that society.
The piece that was the most aw inspiring was the piece in the museum projected on the walls. She took very stagnant clips of different natural settings and added movement to the pieces, giving the projections very human like qualities. I felt she did this to show how nature and the human body are more similar than we often think.
I felt that the last piece viewed was attempting to show the discomfort that societal pressure causes women. I felt like the child like voice was supposed to mimic the high pitch 'nice' voice that we like to picture the perfect woman having. Her actual movements and actions in the video represented the rawness and bottled up feelings that women get from molding themselves because of societal pressures.