Renee Green presents FLOW, a work especially completed for Fri-Art. The directing topic of FLOW is based on crossed references, i.e. on the manner of arriving to knowledge and comprehension, whether it be of a place, a person or a thing. Our means of perception tend to be associative or to refer to things which we regard as familiar, especially when we venture in a field which is unknown for us. Renee Green uses these references like bookmarks, marks, from which we can work out a reflexion. This includes, in this particular case, known Swiss cultural figures such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Robert Frank.
The notion of the document and documentary is one of the components of the installation. It is partly for this reason that Renee Green chose to accentuate Robert Frank, particularly on the photographs the Americans, described “as the so veracious portraits of America that an American would have been unable to carry them out”. The following idea fascinates her: “a foreigner commenting on an unknown place with a clearness such as a native himself could not have. What does that mean? What is a document? What is fictitious? How does subjectivity imbricate itself with what is indicated as objective? To which Americans do we refer?”
Exhibition in parallel: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster