Clocktower Radio Profiles: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Civic Radar
Category
Interview, Profile
Date
Jun 20, 2016
Source
Clocktower Radio
Author
Mia Wendel-DiLallo
Excerpt

Long before the digital revolution and virtualization of identities became part of our everyday lives, Hershman Leeson created surrogate personas and investigated key issues such as surveillance, identity politics, interfacing of humans and technology, the relationship between real and virtual worlds, and media as a tool to counter censorship and repression. From the outset, her work has emphasized audience engagement, exploring the democratic power of interactivity and participation as a mirror to psychological mechanisms and social structures. Civic Radar brings forth the breadth of the artist’s inquiries across artistic fields, and her prophetic concerns as she creates art in response to the media of her time…