Media Artist | Writer | GenderQueer | 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.
M Freeman works at the intersections of reckoning and resiliency, queerness and film, and contemplative, creative and social art practices.
They are a practicing spiritual director; and,
— 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.