Pipilotti Rist’s “Under The Sky”

Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist shows her immersive projection “A la belle étoile” at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle.

Event Details


Henry Art Gallery
15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street, Seattle, Washington United States


October 06, 2012 - March 25, 2013


Suggested donation: $10 general, $6 seniors, Free for students

Check out the Henry Art Gallery for more information.

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Henry Open House Party
Friday, October 26, 2012 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.


Beginning this fall, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle exhibits the work of the internationally acclaimed Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist.

The installation A la belle étoile (Under The Sky) will transform the Henry’s East Gallery with moving images projected onto the floor filling the entire 850-square-foot gallery space. Rist creates an environment that draws the viewer into the video projection in which the camera zooms from microcosms, like individual bodies, to macrocosms, like a galaxy of stars. Whether by viewing the piece from the overlook above or walking among the projected images, visitors will experience a sense of disorientation and weightlessness as they become part of Rist’s visually fluid and hypnotic space.

A la belle étoile is presented in collaboration with the Seattle Art Museum and in conjunction with their exhibition Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, as part of a city-wide celebration of French art and culture and the contributions of women artists. The Centre Pompidou commissioned A la belle étoile in 2007 in celebration of the institution’s 30th anniversary.

swissnex San Francisco supports the presentation of Pipilotti Rist’s work at the Henry Art Gallery along with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, and 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.