Houston’s New Art Installation: Pipilotti Rist

Houston’s New Art Installation: Pipilotti Rist showcases dual works Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. From March 12th to September 14th, 2023, the installation will stay on display at the Caroline Weiss Law Building.

Artist Vision

Pipilotti Rist, born June 21, 1962, centers her art in audiovisual elements focused on dreamy, otherworldly perspectives on life, death, and everything in between, especially those on gender and sexuality. Since the 1980’s, Rist has pioneered video art which uses space to immerse audiences after studying Applied Arts, Audiovisual Communications at prestigious art universities in Austria and Switzerland, and freelancing. Pipilotti’s works aren’t new to Houston, as her 2006 exhibit “Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti” showcased at the Contemporary Arts Museum at the Museum of Fine Arts. Now, her two works combine in synchronization to grant audiences a unique experience on nature and the human body.

3,000 hanging “pixel” lights, colors coded from Worry Will Vanish’s visuals.

Pixel Forest & Worry Will Vanish

Colors may mirror or differentiate from Pipilotti’s video with purpose.

Pixel Forest includes 3,000 LED lights, representative as pixels, hanging from the ceiling to mirror Worry Will Vanish‘s video colors, working together to immerse audiences and induce a feeling of integration. Described as a “digital image that has exploded in space” by Pipilotti herself, audiences can step inside and experience the art an active participant rather than an observer. Each light synchronizes in color with the video footage provided by Worry Will Vanish, but deviates at certain parts that leaves audiences in an introspective state of what the art may suggest.

Worry Will Vanish is projected onto two separate walls, including dreamlike visuals that takes audiences inside and outside of the human body while connected to nature. From walking through the Pixel Forest, you may want to sit on the pillows provided by the walls to watch Worry Will Vanish in full to grasp the messages Pipilotti suggests about the world and human body.

An up close image of the hanging lights in the installation.

Before the Van Gogh Experience, there was Pipilotti Rist’s Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish. If you want a unique audiovisual experience, a great solo or group photo opportunity with beautiful lights and dreamy visuals, I highly recommend booking your tickets or considering going on your next visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston!

Houston’s New Art Installation: Pipilotti Rist

To book your tickets. visit the Museum of Fine Art’s Ticketing Page for Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish. Brief nudity is included in this exhibit.


Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

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