Archives for category: Audio visual installation

Bugs eat through the pages of old Yiddish newspapers. Grandma gets greetings from her “homeland” and consequently forgets the lyrics of her favourite song. A waiting room becomes the setting for a fictional yet realistic narration. Video snippets recount unexpected observations. A shredder devours (hi)stories. Grass grows over all of it. Commemorative perforations. Memory gaps. Vacancies.

The exhibition MIND THE GAP by multi-media artist Elianna Renner presents new works and a selection of recent years. Additionally, the artist will present her most recent, interdisciplinary project “Tracking the Traffic” in an interactive performance. The projects enquires the biographical traces of jewish women that were abducted and forced into prostitution at the end of the 19th century.

Private view: November 21st, 2014, 7:00 pm
Opening times: Nov 22nd – Jan 30th, 2015, Wed-Sat 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Closing event: “Tracking the Traffic“, January 30th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Presentation of an interdisciplinary project by the artist

Text excerpt from: Alpha Nova – Kulturwerkstatt & Galerie Futura, Berlin
Translation: D. Wüstenberg

Photo copyright slideshow: alpha nova+galerie futura, Berlin 2015

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Elianna Renner was invited to participate in the bi-annual group exhibition “8th Bremen Kunstfrühling”. One of her most recent works, the audio-visual installation “Askhim” (2014), will be on display alongside a selection of emerging artists from the Northern region of Germany and a number of internationally reknown artists, such  as Zanele Muholi and John Bock.

Opening: Thursday, 15th of May, 7pm | 16th to 25th of May, 2014 | 11 am to 8pm daily | Admission: 12€ Students: 8€

The accompanying publication can be ordered at: office (at) bbk-bremen.de

Link to the event’s website

bildschirmfoto_2014-02-15_um_15.03Elianna Renner, “Askhim“, Audio-visual Installation, 2014

Elianna Renner: 20.01.08

Being stuck in a vehicle with a stranger can be uncomfortable – especially when one person is Jewish and the other is Palestinian. Listen closely to how one can avoid the pitfalls of conversation driving down the German Autobahn while the other ponders on the advantages of suicide bombing to sidestep his advancing mid life crisis.
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In an empty space, resembling a doctor’s waiting room, MP3 players and headphones await the visitors. The story unfolds for almost half an hour trying to find an answer to the question whether or not the father of the speaker survived being deported to a concentration camp as a 4 year old.
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At a historical site an almemar is evoked, facing the wall of an empty basement. On the pages of the book photographies of random places underline the narrated incidents from a trip to Granada, which culminate in the story of the Sephardim. Our identities and bodies are shaped by the historical narratives that are intertwined with the present.
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Ein Eintausendsechshundertfünfundachtzigstel is the story of one of 1685 persons who were rescued on the Kasztner train. People from the streets of Budapeszt get in touch with that person via hand made signs.
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