Current Projects

The Electronic diaries

“In 1984, after teaching herself how to use a video camera, Lynn Hershman Leeson sat down in front of it and began to talk and for 40 years developed a sly, profound and raw confessional mediated expression for an unknown audience that led towards personal evolution and survival.”

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s feature film The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman Leeson  (2019) was this year officially selected by Sundance Film Festival to be part of the New Frontier exhibition. Prior to that it was on show at the Manual Override exhibition at The Shed, from late 2019 to early 2020.

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Shadow Stalker

Shadow Stalker is a “live” interactive installation that uses algorithms, performance and projections to make visible private Internet systems like Predictive Policing that are increasingly used by law enforcement and promote racial profiling. Shadow Stalker will next be exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, as part of the Uncanny Valley exhibition, from Feb 22 – Oct 25, 2020.

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Feature on Art21

Lynn Hershman Leeson is at once a pointed critic and a sly practical jokester, as she explores the roles that technology, media, and artifice play in society. This episode surveys the artist’s richly varied body of work, from her early performances as the fictional character Roberta Breitmore to the more recent VertiGhost, a work incorporating surveillance video and sculpture that offers a feminist riff on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Overlooked for the better part of her decades-long career, Leeson is now recognized as a pioneering multidisciplinary artist and critiques the gender biases that excluded her and other women artists.

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Electronic SuperHighway - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Current Exhibitions and Screenings

Uncanny valley: being human in the age of AI

de Young Museum
San Francisco, California
February 22 – October 25, 2020
deyoung.famsf.org

THE QUESTION OF INTELLIGENCE – AI AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Parsons School of Design, The New School
New York, New York
February 7 – April 8, 2020
newschool.edu/parsons

D3US EX M4CH1NA – ART AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

LABoral | Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Gijón, Spain
November 22 2019 – May 16, 2020
http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org

Writing the History of the Future

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karslruhe, Germany
Ongoing from February 2019
zkm.de

Civic Radar - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Book: Civic Radar

“[An] Indespensable book.” -Holland Cotter

Civic Radar presents the first comprehensive overview of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work. Edited by Peter Weibel, with contributions from thirteen renowned authors.

Available from D.A.P. or Amazon