In Pickelporno, Rist's camera plays across the skin of two lovers, intermixed with images from nature including fruits and vegetables, giving visual form to the sensations experienced during intimacy.
In this visual evocation of sex and sexuality, a man and woman stage an
elaborately choreographed courtship ritual, edited with Rist's usual
attention to the syntax of mass media. As a driving bass sample plays, a
surveillance camera makes low-flying journeys across the bodies of the
actors, yielding images at once familiar and distancing, a strategy in
keeping with Rist's desire "to propose images of sexuality rather than to
analyze the pros and the cons of pornography.
-- Electronic Arts Intermix
CH, color, sound, 12min, 1992