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In 1999 I invented the New Society for Universal Harmony (http://thenewsociety.org) and ever since I’ve used the lens of history—and humor—to explore  utopian longings, dystopic aftermaths, and the sciences and technologies that inform them.  I work with diverse media in all of my projects, incorporating performance, photography, film/video, multi-screen projection, installation and fiction writing. Recently my explorations have focused on ecology, on cultural myths, and on the unstable boundaries between humans and animals.  I create narratives in these various media.  (Please scroll down and click to page 2 for all projects dating before 2014. )

My utopia page has information about New York politics, activism,  and the websites of some utopian friends.  I teach in the MFA Fine Arts Program at Parsons The New School For Design. Visit www.lenoremalen.com for further info and archives.  View CV Lenore Malen 2017

 

“Because a thing is going strong now, it need not go strong for ever,” {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 upon the earth.  E.M. Foster Howards End (1910)

 

“The is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.”  Don DeLillo  White Noise  (1985)

 

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