(Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler

1988, 11:17 min, color, sound

Precisely edited to the start-stop rhythm of a martial beat and post-punk rock music, Absolutions glories in organized disjunction, juxtaposing images of the artist collapsing to the ground with bursts of wildly scrambled electronic distortion. Produced while Rist was working at a professional video facility, the piece reflects her ongoing interest in exploring the defects and imperfections of the video machine and medium, which carries echoes of psychological and personal mistakes.

Music: Hans Feigenwinter, Les Reines Prochaines, Pipilotti Rist.