October 9, 2018
Sublime aquatic dreamscapes as seen in Strange Days.
Soap&Skin’s original score to Pipilotti Rist’s film installation 4th Floor to Mildness has been released on limited clear 12″ by The Vinyl Factory.
4th Floor to Mildness is part of Strange Days: Memories of the Future, an new exhibition showcasing the work of 21 video artists and filmmakers – presented by New York’s New Museum and The Store X in partnership with The Vinyl Factory, at The Store X, 180 The Strand.
In the installation, Rist’s film is projected onto two amorphously shaped screens, which hang suspended from the ceiling. Beds scattered around the emerald-hued space allow viewers to take in the work whilst lying alongside one another.
Its music was created by Soap&Skin, the experimental project of Austrian artist Anja Plaschg, and is separated into two tracks – ‘Sleep’ and ‘Spiracle’.
Speaking about the work, Rist explains: “today, with computers, TVs, and mobile phones, everything is flat and put behind glass – our feelings, histories, longings.
“We’re all separated from each other, for the human being that we are in contact with is always behind glass… but with art, we can jump out of our loneliness.”
4th Floor to Mildness follows Rist’s 2005 digital fresco Homo Sapiens Sapiens, where she filled an entire ceiling of an 18th century church in Venice, Italy with projected images.