Pipilotti Rist, Open My Glade (Flatten) (2000). Single channel video installation, silent, (video still). © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.
HUMLEBÆK, Denmark — A blond woman is trapped inside a screen on the wall. Titled Open My Glade (Flatten) (2000), this is the first artwork viewers see when they walk into Pipilotti Rist's current exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art outside Copenhagen. The woman is Rist, the artist herself. As she smushes her lipstick-smeared face right up against the edges of the TV monitor, it only takes a tiny leap of the imagination to decide she might actually be stuck in there, her green eye shadow smudging as she circles around and around.