MARIANNE SHANEEN is a writer, filmmaker, and longtime Brooklyn resident. She is currently finishing her first feature documentary, American Furry: Life, Liberty and the Fursuit of Happiness (produced by Brooklyn’s Parts and Labor), about “Humanimals” or people with animal ‘fursonas,’ and an epistolary novel on dead letters and medieval optics entitled The Peekaboo “Theory.”
GODZILLA VS. THE PREHISTORIC BISON
By Marianne Shaneen
On Werner Herzogs Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Hermetically sealed for 20,000 years by a fallen rock face until its discovery in 1994, Grotte Chauvet houses the oldest known cave art. Its 32,000 year old paintings of horses, bison, lions, panthers, bears, owls, hyenas, and rhinos, as well as abstract symbols and red handprints, exhibit extraordinary skill, dynamism, and compositional complexity.