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I Want to See How You See (or a portrait of Cornelia Providoli) from the suite Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image

© Pipilotti Rist. Still courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

I Want to See How You See (or a portrait of Cornelia Providoli) from the suite Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image

Artist: Pipilotti Rist (Swiss, born 1962)
Date: 2003
Medium: Video (color, sound)
Dimensions:
4:48 minutes
Classification: Video
Credit Line: Gift of Blake Byrne, T'57
Label Text:Rist explores the macrocosm of humanity in a video-art and music collaboration. A lyrical tale of a witch's coven is played over images of a person where each body part symbolically represents an area of the world.

Point of View: an Anthology of the Moving Image was created to make video, film and digital work more accessible. The collection is comprised of eleven commissioned works by some of the most important artists working in these media today. As a relatively new art form, video art can be challenging for viewers. In our everyday lives, much of what we see on screens (televisions, computers, iPods, etc.) tells a story. Video art, however, is often non-narrative, and non-linear. The four works in this selection invite us to slow down and take time to look at the world in a new way.

Extended viewing and patience are often rewarded in video art. Be conscious of your reactions to what you see. Do the images or sounds remind you of things in your own life? Is it confusing or enjoyable? Think about why the artist might have ordered or layered the images the way he or she did. How does the anthology's title, Point of View, relate to the artwork? Whose point of view is displayed, and how does it relate to your own personal point of view?


Object number: 2017.4.35.10