A skeletal witch and a greek olive gropin’ salad. This is Actually Huizenga. Originator of the slut wave sex sound inspired by heavy petting and Jean Rollins softcore.
Are you a pop star first, artist second, or vice versa? Actually Huizenga Seems like the pop star is the host and the artist is the parasite. My "artistic" side has become the dirty part—Mr. Hyde, walking over children in the streets—the side that is feared and suppressed, and therefore ugly, brutal and dangerous.
Is there a line you draw between pornography and art? Where is that line? AH Youtube says I have to cover nipples and Facebook keeps kicking me offline for weeks. I'm on my third strike already. So, I just went ahead and looked it up: The Wikipedia definition of "pornography" says, "Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity." The word "explicit" is "stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt." So, I would suppose that the line is in the details of genitalia.
How famous do you want to be? AH Famous enough to do what I really want. It's a surprise!
Is there anything you wouldn't do? AH I wouldn't have anything to do with a real snuff film.
Who is the most famous person you've ever met? AH Jane Goodall.
Rist studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Vienna, through 1986. She later studied video at the School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung) in Basel, Switzerland. In 1997, her work was first featured in the Venice Biennial, where she was awarded the Premio 2000 Prize. From 1988 through 1994, she was member of the music band and performance group Les Reines Prochaines. From 2002 to 2003, she was invited by Professor Paul McCarthy to teach at UCLA as a visiting faculty member. From Summer 2012 through to Summer 2013, Rist spent a sabbatical in Somerset.
Pipilotti Rist currently lives with her common law partner Balz Roth, with whom she has a son, named Himalaya.