To coincide with the successful exhibition Elixir: the video organism of Pipilotti Rist
, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and H+F Patronage have commissioned Pipilotti Rist
to create a permanent installation for the museum. The video installation entitled Laat je haar neer
, a play on words that means both ‘let your hair down’ and ‘lay her down’, is constructed in the stairwell in the public foyer.
Visitors climb into a rope net in which they lie back and watch Pipilotti Rist’s latest video above them. The Laat je haar neer
- initiation video is drifting between reason and dream, like the installation is floating between ground and sky. The installation will be five years on display in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
The video installation Laat je haar neer
(Let Your Hair Down) will be opened on Saturday 4 July 2009 in the presence of Pipilotti Rist and H+F patron Han Nefkens. The opening coincides with the celebrations for the museum’s 160th anniversary with a range of activities and free entry all day.
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Illustrated: Pipilotti Rist, Laat je
haar neer (Let Your Hair Down), installation in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 2009
photo: Ernst Moritz