Lynn Hershman Leeson on Cyberfeminism, Genetics, and Retooling Technology for the Benefit of Humankind
May 19, 2016
Tess Thackara

The 74-year-old artist is one of a couple dozen women who, over the past three years, have received a surge of long-overdue attention across the art world. Though she has been recognized on the West Coast as a feminist and new media pioneer for at least 10 years, and had a sprinkling of shows on the East Coast in the ’80s and ’90s, it has taken some 30 years for the art establishment to wake up to the extraordinary prescience of her work, which since the 1970s has anticipated our intimate relationship to technology, the prevalence of virtual identities, and the expansion of the surveillance state—and which is now placing a lens over developments in genetic research…