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The Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist was honored with a commission to re-open the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City in 2004. This project, a large-scale video installation titled Pour Your Body Out, requires visitors to lie on specially prepared carpets and gaze at the projections on the surrounding walls and ceiling. "What should we do if people don't want to take their shoes off?" asks one of the museum docents. Use some humor, suggests Rist: "Tell them, I'd like to see the color of your socks."