Spectacle is excited to present a selection of 13 shorts by artist, filmmaker and founder of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass, Vanessa Renwick. These short, personal constructions demonstrate a wide range of formal approaches and subjects that include wildness, hitchhiking, death, nuclear power, gentrification, migration and the Anthropocene. Renwick’s films share a restless spirit, an interest in outlaw art-making, and an unflagging sense of wanderlust. Without fail, the work is intense, hard to pin down and even harder to forget.
“Vanessa Renwick’s films reveal the hidden stories and secret lives that define our great national weirdness, imbued with the radical curiosity and vision of a true pioneer.” —Todd Haynes