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Infinity Engine (2014)

Lynn Hershman LeesonInfinity Engine 2014With the installation The Infinity Engine, partially commissioned by ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Hershman Leeson created a functional replica of a genetics lab in collaboration with well-known scientists. Built of...

The Infinity Engine | YBCA

Video: Artist & filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson explores our biological potential in the face of emerging genetic technologies, in an installation and upcoming feature film. From the exhibition, Dissident Futures, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

By Sienna Freeman in Daily Serving

“Immediately upon entering the space, a perceptual split between the virtual and the real is presented by Hershman Leeson’s The Infinity Engine (2014–2017), a row of distorted mirrors that subsumes and reflects our own appearance, as well as a video installation projected on adjacent walls behind us.”

Anti-Bodies Book

2019. Published by Hatje Cantz. With texts by George Church, Rudolf Frieling, Sabine Himmelsbach, and Thomas Huber.


1941: Lynn Carole Lester is born on June 17 in Cleveland, OH. 1948-50: Lynn is placed in a program, Major Work, for high IQ students and attends classes at Case Western Reserve University. 1954: In 8th grade, Lynn realizes humans and technology can make beautiful things


Lynn Hershman Leeson[dsm_typing_effect before_typing_effect="Since 1954," typing_effect="artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been creating ground-breaking works investigating technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment...

Room of One’s Own (1993)

Lynn Hershman LeesonRoom of One's Own 1993Hershman Leeson based Room of One's Own on Thomas Edison's kinetograph, a device that displayed film loops through a peephole. In this interactive installation, the spectator can peer into a miniature bedroom housed within a...

Deep Contact (1984-89)

Lynn Hershman LeesonDeep Contact 1984-89In this interactive videodisk installation, users are invited to use a Microtouch monitor to directly touch the body parts of a female character named Marion. A surveillance camera registers the visitor's presence, triggering...