Vanessa Renwick at Arsenal/Berlin

Vanessa Renwick screening at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art

Thursday, May 20th

"Portrait #2: Trojan" Vanessa Renwick, courtsey of PDX Contemporary Art

“Portrait #2: Trojan” Vanessa Renwick, courtesy of PDX Contemporary Art

Lauded by Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post as a filmmaker responsible for, “some of the liveliest work on the microcinema circuit, [where] film, video art, and music collide with edgy, confrontational, unpredictable and often exuberant intensity”, Vanessa Renwick is coming to Berlin! On May 20th, Renwick will be presenting a select screening of her short works at Arsenal in collaboration with The EAST/WEST Project. Her iconoclastic work reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms, she produces films, videos and installations that explore the possibility of hope in contemporary society.

CROWDOG (1984/98) is about the American Indian movement. Her “Portrait Series” (2005-09) is dedicated to the efforts toward independence in the Cascadia region of the American Northwest and based on music from the area. BRITTON, SOUTH DAKOTA (2003) is a structural found footage piece with 60-year-old portraits of the town’s children. The triple projection, HOPE AND PREY (2006), deals with hunting and being hunted in the wilderness.

The screening will include:
Crowdog 1984/98 7 min
Portrait #1: Cascadia Terminal 2005 6 min
Portrait #2: Trojan 2006 5 min
Portrait #3: House of Sound 2009 12 min
Britton, South Dakota 2003 9 min
Hope and Prey 2006 23 min

May 20, 2010
Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art
Potsdamer Str. 2
Berlin, Germany

Theater #2

Ticket Prices:
Guests: 6,50 €
Members: 4,50 €
Children: 3 €

Vanessa Renwick is represented by PDX Contemporary Art and lives and works in Portland, OR.


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