Elianna Renner’s artistic work deals with biographies and history. She engages with the ideas of commemoration, remembrance, and forgetting. The focus is often on women, whose fate has been neglected by historiography. Using audio, text, sketches, photography, film, and performative elements, Renner tries to capture biographical traces of forgotten people and their stories.
“For me, home is and remains an external construct. If I am something, then heymish – a feeling which probably best describes being-at-home for me. And this feeling does not necessarily have to be geographically located.” (Source)
As part of the home.frankfurt.telaviv project, Renner will explore the idea of homelessness resulting from resignation and a feeling of being out of place and marginalized, using a slide series with photos of her grandmother. She would like to involve the other artists in order to research topics of migration, expulsion, silence, and hope through an artistic lens. The resulting conversations will be processed in fragments and re-enacted.
Foto: Elianna Renner