Vivienne is 11 and lives in NSW. On October 30 she went to the red carpet opening of Pipilotti Rist’s exhibition Sip My Ocean at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Until now, whenever someone said “mesmerising” or “entrancing”, I would automatically think of a galaxy in outer space. Now I think of Pipilotti Rist’s exhibition, Sip My Ocean.
A whole new world
As soon as you step through the doors of the Museum of Contemporary Art, you enter a whole new world: Pipilotti’s world.
The art is a mix of video installations and sculptures mixing vivid colours, and three-dimensional objects, with background music made for each room.
Lake of light
You enter one room, “‘Administrating Eternity”, through a portal of curtains.
It opens to another room, called “Fourth Floor To Mildness”, a darkened space filled with fairytale-like beds.
As you lie on the emerald-coloured cushions, you look up and see a lake-shaped screen.
If you glance at the screen quickly you see an array of moving colours, but if you study the movement you can see what’s happening.
But what it portrays is up to you and your imagination. The soothing background music makes the visceral visuals even more enchanting.
Another portal of curtains leads you into a completely different experience: it’s set out like a house on one level, but without walls.
Small projectors are hidden in quirky places to make the room come alive.
There is a lounge, a study, a bedroom, a laundry, and a dining room, but they’re not your typical rooms.
The laundry is represented by a brightly illuminated chandelier of underwear, and the dining room is a table with a kaleidoscope of patterns projected on to it.
All of it invites you to pull up a chair and be mesmerised.
The best is last
The final room,”Pixel Forest”, was by far the best. Strands of crystal-like balls were suspended from the ceiling, luring me in deeper as they morphed from tangerine to hues of periwinkle blue. It was magical.
Sip My Ocean runs until February 18.