elianna renner


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



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