Renee Green, "Americas: Veritas"

Video Screening: Renée Green - Americas: Veritas

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE! Gallery open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.

"Americas: Veritas" by Renée Green '81 is the first video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS, from Tuesday, September 8 through Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm.

Americas: Veritas (2018) is a seven minute moving image work composed of materials shot on location by the artist in Cambridge and Argentina, as well as photographic documents. In this work, Renée Green positions Le Corbusier’s Cambridge-situated Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts in dialogue with his Casa Curutchet, located in La Plata, Argentina, as the architect’s only two built structures in the Americas, despite Le Corbusier’s ambition to apply his sweeping urbanistic vision to locations on both continents. In a 2001 essay, “Certain Obliquenesses,” Green asks, “How can a relationship with the past exist in which memory functions as an active process allowing continual reconsideration rather than as a form of entombment to which archives and museums are sometimes compared?”

Renée Green is an American artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her pluralistic practice spans a broad range of media including sculpture, architecture, photography, prints, video, film, websites, sound, and installation. She works to draw on cultural anthropology as well as social history, making her works well-researched and many times involving collaborators. In 2014, Green published Other Planes of There: Selected Writings with Duke University Press, a work that compiles a substantial collection of her work written between 1981 and 2010. Green is a Professor in the M.I.T. Program in Art, Culture, and Technology.

Film still from:
Renée Green
Americas: Veritas
2018
Digital film, color, sound
7 minutes
Soundtrack by Porter Ricks, Prismatic Error, 2017. From Anguilla Electronica [Tresor.295]. Courtesy of Tresor Records GmbH, Berlin
Courtesy of the artist, FAM, and Bortolami Gallery