Renée Green. Media Bichos. Unit 1.1 (Tangerine), 2012. Dimensions variable. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Renée Green. Media Bichos, 2012. Diagram. Courtesy of the artist and Free Agent Media
Renée Green’s Pacing residency continues with a summer installation of Media Bichos/Wavelinks in CCVA’s Level 1 Gallery space.
Designed as viewing stations for the MoMA’s media collection, Media Bichos were conceived as an intermediary modular system that can exist in expandable and contractible forms, functioning as an intermediating structure and space altering device. Each Media Bicho structure is constituted by panels of wooden frames, cladded with varied textiles; the panels are especially hinged to allow innumerable possibilities of shape, arrangement and color configurations.
In its first Pacing iteration, Media Bichos/Wavelinks will be deployed in Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center lobby to showcase Green’s Wavelinks (2002), a series of seven videos which explore and examine the many relations people have to sound and electronic music, combining thematic narratives with a subjective circuitous story.
Following a trajectory that has run through most of the work Green has produced, Media Bichos continue an exploration of forms of relation to spaces and locations that can be traversed and temporarily inhabited, as well as the kinds of experiences that can take place in these.
Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker known for her highly layered and formally complex multimedia installations in which ideas, perception, and experience are examined from myriad perspectives. Via films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events her work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories as well as what has been imagined and invented. She is a Professor at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture & Planning.
Pacing by Renée Green is part the CCVA initiative Institution (Building), a biennial invitation to artists to consider the institutional behaviors and practices of the Carpenter Center and Harvard University. In repeated visits over the course of two years to the university, artists engage through an expanded form of exhibition with various facets related to the archive, architecture and history of the Carpenter Center. Their work manifests in anything from exhibitions, events, and installations to interventions, tours, and publications, taking shape and changing during the residency.