Media Artist | Writer | Queer | Contemplative
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M Freeman lives and works at the southern tip of the Salish Sea
on the unceded land of the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes.
Marilyn “M” Freeman works at the intersections of reckoning and resiliency, queerness and film, and contemplative, creative and social art practices.
— co-curator of Good Symptom – a serial anthology of time-based disturbances
— author of The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory and Contemplative Practice of Media Art (The 3rd Thing, 2020)
— creator of Cinema Divina–short evocative films made through and for social/spiritual practice
— co-founder of the media arts studio, Wovie
— co-producer/director/write of the experimental feature film, Group, and screenwriter/producer of Sophisticated about golden era film director, Dorothy Arzner.
M’s text and media arts lyric essays/poems have been published in/at The Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, TriQuarterly, Blackbird, Rolling Stone and Abbey of the Arts. Their films are screened on PBS and in galleries, spirituality centers, and festivals worldwide.
M is the recipient of multiple Washington State Artist Trust Media Arts Fellowships, Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects, The Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation Grant, and The Evergreen State College Faculty Foundation Grant. Their work has garnered lots of accolades.