Max Bowens (b. 1993) is a filmmaker, editor, and visual studies scholar investigating the relationship between biometric technologies and the moving image.
His most recent film, Sanctuary, an experimental short about a nature reserve in rural Massachusetts, premiered at the Maryland Film Festival (Diverging Forms, 2020). Prior to directing, Bowens worked as an editor for Terrence Malick (A Hidden Life), C.W. Winter (The Works and Days) and Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Carnation).
His theoretical writing focuses on avant-garde ethnography, scientific visualizations, black geographies, and museum conservation, and has appeared in liquid blackness [forthcoming], Film-Philosophy, OAR: The Oxford Artistic and Practice Based Research Platform, Film Criticism, and a forthcoming monograph on cinema and materialism published by Éditions Mimésis.