North South East West

Vanessa Renwick’s films reveal the hidden stories & secret lives that define our great national weirdness, imbued with the radical curiosity and vision of a true pioneer.”–Todd Haynes. Founder of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass, Vanessa Renwick is a filmmaker and visual media artist who has been creating works for over 20 years. The evening’s program begins with an open viewing of Vanessa’s installation Next Level Fucked Up in the Apex space of the Portland Art Museum.  At 7:30pm North, East, South, West will commence in the Whitsell Auditorium and showcase 11 films spanning the career of this prolific moving image artist.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Experimental

Other Films by Vanessa Renwick

SF Hitch

Renwick reflects on a 1981 trip she took with her wolf dog to San Francisco “where even the bums were good-looking.”

Crack House

Fragmentary glimpses suggest a peaceful Buddhist garden surprisingly embedded within Jeffrey Bale’s Crack House paradise.

Portland Meadows

This rhythmic portrait explores the sights and sounds of Portland’s horse racetrack.

Layover

Swirling in flight, the Vaux’s Swifts layover for three weeks in Portland each fall on their migration to South America.