Lenore Malen's immersive three-channel video and audio environment, I Am The Animal, simulates the spatial and temporal flow of the beehive into the landscape and re-imagines the hive as human culture.
Original footage is intercut with archival and found footage, beginning in a documentary fashion then moving into imagery alluding to genetics and robotics.
The installation and an accompanying artist's book are both a philosophical inquiry into the way humans anthropomorphize non-human animals and a plea against the industrialized treatment of them.
Listen to our guided tour stops here:
STOP 12: Introduction to Lenore Malen: I Am the Animal, Amy I. Schlegel, exhibition curator
STOP 13: Artist Lenore Malen on her installation I Am The Animal
Lenore Malen, still from The Dance Language of the Bees,2009, courtesy of the artist
PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION
Tues., Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30PM
7:00PM: Book signing and meet-and-greet with Lenore Malen
BETWEEN HUMAN AND ANIMAL
Wednesday, March 28, 4:00-6:00PM