Vanessa Renwick

Founder and janitor of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass (, Vanessa Renwick is an artist by nature.  Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms, her iconoclastic work embodies her interest in landscape and transformation, and relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. She has been a singular voice in experimental cinema for over 20 years. Eschewing an allegiance to any one medium or form, Renwick builds authentic moving image works revealing an insatiable curiosity and unflinching engagement with the world around her; including, but not limited to, radical politics and environmental issues.

She has screened work in hundreds of venues internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, Light Industry, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Art Basel, Oberhausen, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Centre Pompidou, Bread and Puppet Theater and True/False Film Festival, among many others.