A Response to the Film "The Colour of Your Socks" The documentary The Colour of Your Socks: A Year with Pipilotti Rist, directed by Michael Hegglin, is a depiction of a year in the life and work of internationally renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, which was screened at Toronto’s Reel Artists Film Festival in February 2011. This response paper will discuss the documentary with a particular focus upon how it explores and represents the themes of genre transgression, collaboration and negotiation in its subject’s artistic vision. It may be argued that one of the most striking features of the documentary The Colour of Your Socks is how its depiction of Rist as an artist challenges popular traditional stereotypes of the artist as a solitary...The end:
.....l and sensual aspect of an audience’s engagement with art. While the themes of genre transgression, collaboration and negotiation in Rist’s work are prominent aspects of the documentary, it also effectively depicts the complexity and intellectual playfulness of the artist’s vision. As such, it may be concluded that this film is not only successful as a documentary but also, vicariously, allows the viewer to participate in the experience of the work of the artist in some respect as well. Bibliography Press Release Package. The Colour of Your Socks: A Year with Pipilotti Rist. Zurich, Switzerland: Catpics Coproductions AG, 2009. The Colour of Your Socks: A Year with Pipilotti Rist. Dir. Michael Hegglin. 2009. Amour Fou, Catpics Coproductions.