Pipilotti Rist b. 1965
I'm a Victim of this Song (1995)
1995, 5:06 min, color, sound

With I'm a Victim of this Song, Rist takes up the concept of the "cover" version, in which one performer does a version of another's song, and gives it her own twist. Starting with music from Chris Isaak's hit single Wicked Game, she adds her own sung and screamed versions of the lyrics, accompanied by effects-manipulated, diaristic video images. The result is an art-world "cover" of a popular artifact, with a woman's voice reinterpreting the male original, and a vivid illustration of the consumer's claim to own and interpret media images. -- EAI

Music: "Wicked Game," written by Chris Isaak, interpreted and performed by Anders Guggisberg & Pipilotti Rist.

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