Program Books/Maren Celest

Maren Celest

Puppeteer: Lord Byron

Maren Celest (Lord Byron) is a multi-disci-plinary storyteller based in Chicago; her video work has been premiered on NPR music, her photography and experimental portrai­ture has appeared in publications worldwide, and her large-format analogue work has appeared as album artwork for Ohmme, Ben LaMar Gay, and Twin Talk. Celest published a book in tandem with a recording called I Saw the Sun (Candor Arts) that was accepted into a permanent collection at Yale University. The work compiles personal experiences over five years documented through 35mm film, writing, and lyrics gleaned from life on the road with Manual Cinema while touring through eight countries.