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 a recent project focuses on the the utopia Eden and the character Eve. My most recent film Circe was shot in Genoa, Italy in Spring 2019. It's a comedy for which
critic Nancy Princenthal wrote this: "I just watched Circe, and was flooded with feeling. A complicated, delicate, funny, penetrating film. And so vividly evoked that place. From the shark-toothed succulents of the Bogliasco gardens and the street in front of the foundation to the beautiful melancholy alleys of Genoa. Being lost, happily, then not so much, but then gamely. (Ask that lady with the camera!) The Aquarium , and the drift away from captions. The fog, wind; the pigs. (You had amazing actors.) I'm eager to watch again. So rich.
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