In Pipilotti Rist’s installation ‘Let Your Hair Down’ you can leave everyday things behind for a moment, surrender yourself to the video art as you literally float in the air. Visitors to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen can climb into a large, colourful, thick rope net and watch the video in the installation.
The video drifts between reason and dream and, like the installation, floats between earth and sky. Rist tries to give answers to such questions as ‘How much of what you see and hear comes from outside and how much is constructed by your brain? Why does your hair grow out of your head as if your skull was a cornfield?’
Pipilotti Rist made ‘Let Your Hair Down’ at the invitation of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Han Nefkens Foundation in response to the successful exhibition Elixir: The Video Organism of Pipilotti Rist (2009). The objective of the Han Nefkens Foundation is to encourage contemporary art and artists at an international level and introduce them to a new audience.