Endless Dreams and Water Between
August 14th, 2019

Endless Dreams and Water Between [2009]

Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle as we co-present Squeaky Wheel’s summer film series entitled Three Storms for Summer Eves. We continue with Renée Green’s Endless Dreams and Water Between [2009].

  • Screening Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 7:00pm
  • Venue: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center
  • Specifications: 2009 / 70 minutes / English / Color
  • Director(s): Renée Green
  • Tickets: $7.00 General Admission / $5.00 for Squeaky Members / Free for ArtsAccess pass holders

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Venue Information:

Market Arcade Complex (first floor) 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

TrailerSynopsisDirector Bio

Courtesy of website:

Renée Green’s Endless Dreams and Water Between is a feature film with four fictitious characters sustaining an epistolary exchange in which their “planetary thought” is woven with the physical locations they inhabit: the island of Manhattan, the island of Majorca, in Spain, and the islands and peninsula that form the San Francisco Bay Area. Connected through ruminations on the 17th century author George Sand (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin), the characters’ reflections and dreams enact what could be described as “an archipelagic mind,” linking worlds, time, and space.

Courtesy of MIT:

Professor Renée Green is an artist, filmmaker and writer. 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 also focuses on the effects of a changing transcultural sphere on what can now be made and thought.

Her exhibitions, videos and films have been seen throughout the world in museums, biennales and festivals.

Since her arrival at MIT in 2011, Green has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles; Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin; Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy; Prefix Institute for Contemporary Art, Toronto, and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. In addition, her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the following institutions: Whitney Museum, New Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Hammer Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville; Museum der Moderner, Salzburg , and many others.

In 2014, Duke University Press published Other Planes of There: Selected Writings.

Ongoing Becomings, a survey exhibition of 20 years of her work was organized in 2009 by the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; in 2010, Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, a survey exhibition highlighting her time-based work was produced in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. In 2008, Le rêve de l’artiste et du spectateur, a retrospective of Green’s films took place at the Jeu de Paume, in Paris.

Other selected solo exhibitions venues include the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; Portikus, Frankfurt; Centro Cultural de Bélem, Lisbon; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Vienna Secession; Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam & the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Green’s work has been included in many group exhibitions; selected venues include Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien (KM–) in Graz, Austria; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; MACBA, Barcelona; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; International Center of Photography, New York & Louisiana Museum of Art, Copenhagen; her work has also been presented at the Whitney, Venice, Johannesburg, Kwangju, Berlin, Sevilla, Manifesta & Istanbul Biennials, as well as in Documenta 11.

In spring 2014, she completed one phase of her ongoing Cinematic Migrations project, a two-year collaboration with John Akomfrah, OBE, and Lina Gopaul of Smoking Dogs Films, with a symposium.

Her books include:

  • Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (2014)
  • Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams (2010)
  • Ongoing Becomings (2009)
  • Negotiations in the Contact Zone (2003)
  • Between and Including (2001)
  • Shadows and Signals (2000)
  • Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books
  • Certain Miscellanies: Some Documents (1996)
  • After the Ten Thousand Things (1994)
  • Camino Road (1994)
  • World Tour (1993)

Green has published essays and fictions in TransitionOctoberFriezeTexte zur KunstSpexMultitudesSarai Reader, and Collapse, among other magazines and journals. Her essays, as well as essays about her work, have also appeared in an assortment of international cultural and scholarly books.

Green has been a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1997-2002); a Distinguished Artist/Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (2003-2005), and Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute (2005-2011). She is also a guest faculty at the Maumaus School of Visual Arts in Lisbon since 2000, as well as of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of Art since 1991, where she was Director of its Studio program in 1996-1997.


  • Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009)

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