Renée Green

Resident Fellow Renée Green - Seminar in Suomenlinna

Keskiviikko, elokuu 26, 2015 - 13:30 - 16:30
Galleria Augusta, HIAP, Suomenlinna

Resident Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts: Renée Green

August 26th, 13:30-16:30, Galleria Augusta, HIAP, Suomenlinna seminar and roundtable discussion with Taru Elfving, Riikka Stewen, Diego Bruno - moderated by Caspar Stracke - discussion continues with refreshments. 

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Considering Cinematic Migrations - An Ongoing Research Project

Since 2012 Renée Green has been developing Cinematic Migrations, a multi-year research project currently based in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its initial description stated:

 “Desire for cinema perhaps existed before its creation. Questions regarding this speculation and the variety of ways this longing has been addressed in the past and present form the basis of inquiry in this project.  Cinema can now be thought in the present as the umbrella term used for the variety of moving image and time-based forms that currently circulate and which have intersecting, yet specific histories of emergence.  Cinema’s history now includes debates over formats, yet as the celluloid matter of film becomes more distant and as digital forms increase, cinema in its expanded sense is becoming further realized. Cinematic Migrations will be a multi-faceted look at the role of cinema’s transmutations over time and its worldwide and circuitous shift, which include the integrations of its form into online video and television, spatial installations, performance and dance, as well as its appearance in many formats and portable devices.”

So far, Cinematic Migrations has been the umbrella under which a series of public lectures, seminars and a symposium have taken place. Some of the participants in these have been filmmakers, artists and scholars like John Akomfrah and Lina Goupaul, Yvonne Rainer, Karim Aïnouz, Ros Gray, Knut Åsdam, Joan Jonas, Manthia Diawara, Charles Atlas, Gloria Sutton, Fred Moten, Laura Marks and many others.

In her Suomenlinna seminar, Renée Green will address some of the questions raised by her own thinking as well as that of the invited participants in relation to what has been explored in Cinematic Migrations, and how all of these components relate to her own practice, with a special focus on the essay film.

The seminar will consist of discussion of the provided readings, screenings of excerpts of Green’s filmic oeuvre and how it relate to her multilayered installations, as well as a screening of the film The Memory Album, a collaborative work produced with MIT and Harvard students as a result of John Akomfrah and Lina Goupal’s two years participations in the Cinematic Migrations project.


Renée Green. “Other Planes, Different Phases, My Geometry, Times, Movements,” in Other Planes of There: Selected Writings. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Ros Gray. “Dreaming of Islands,” in Renée Green: Endless Dreams and Time-Based Steams. San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2010.

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