We humans are out-of-synch with the world around us. My films focus on utopian myths, on ecology, beekeeping and sheep herding. They point to the long history of humanity's destruction of our planetary ecosystem, cast through a darkly humorous lens.
I'm a filmmaker, writer and teacher born and raised in New York City. My first film Quarry, 2001 was shot a few months after 911 in an upstate limestone quarry as non directed performance, a thought experiment in embodied knowledge and deep time. I raised honeybees and made a documentary about the organic beekeepers who became my friends followed by a 3 channel film installation "I Am The Animal" where Interviews with beekeepers were intercut with historical and found footage. I was looking at the industrialized treatment of bees and other animals and the way we have anthropomorphized them.
Moving away from documentary and into fantasy my recent project focuses on the the utopia Eden and the character Eve.
For twenty years I've screened my films and staged performances around the US and in Europe. Here's a list of some of them: on the BBC (Lion TV), and at Wave Hill, NY, Film Columbia, Chatham, NY, The Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, Zentrum Für Medienkunst (ZKM) Karlsruhe, Emergent Ecologies, Kilroy St, New York, Foodshed at CR10, Livingston NY, Pierogi's The Boiler, NY, The University of Geneva's June 2015 conference "Approaching PostHumanism and The Post Human, Tufts University, Mass., Wesleyan University's Zilkha Gallery, Ct., The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa. The Cue Art Foundation, NY, Studio 10, NY, Participant Inc, NY, The Field's Sculpture Park at Art Omi, NY. The SASE conference "Welcome To The Anthropocene" Pace University, NY, UCLA's Art/Sci Center and
Digital Arts Research Network, LA, Ca.. I've received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and NYFA and NYSCA grants in Interdisciplinary Art.
I teach in the Art, Media, Technology Division (MFA) of Parsons, The New School. See more at Lenoremalen.com
For more information, films, and pictures have a look at my website Lenoremalen.com
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Eve in Sheepland2018
    Experimental, Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Eve in Sheepland2018
    Experimental, Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Eve in Sheepland2018
    Experimental, Short
College
Skidmore College
Art history
Birth Date
November 27, 1944
Birth City
New York
Current City
New York
Hometown
New York
Gender
Female
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Married To
Mark Nelkin
"Because a thing is going strong now, it need not go strong forever" {Margaret said}. "This craze for motion has only set in during the last hundred years. it may be followed by a civilization that won't be a movement because it will rest on the earth." E.M.Foster, Howards End.
We humans are out-of-synch with the world around us. My films focus on utopian myths, on ecology, beekeeping and sheep herding. They point to the long history of humanity's destruction of our planetary ecosystem, cast through a darkly humorous lens.
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