I wish we would have spent more time figuring out what Rist's motives were behind each of her pieces, whether they all had something in common, etc. She seems like an interesting artist, but her projects were lacking in purpose and direction. My favorite was the first video presented, in which Pipilotti rubbed her face all over a clear board, smearing her makeup all over her face and the board. I thought it send a clear message about how far gender roles have been taken and the pressures put on women to look a certain way. The last video where Rist was jumping up and down, while the tape continued to run faster and faster really made no sense to me. The message was unclear and it ran for a ridiculous amount of time, only making me more annoyed, rather than more interested. The one thing I feel a piece of work really needs to include is a message. And this artist, I feel has a little ways to go.
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