Manual Override – Can It Be Stopped?
Exhibition Review
Nov 16, 2019
Times Square Chronicles
Brian Hester

Jumping back over to acclaimed artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, visitors are treated to another new piece commissioned by The Shed for this collection entitled, Shadow Stalker. While all of the artists displayed deeply moving and thought provoking works here, this was my personal favorite with Sonya Perry’s piece running a very close second. With Shadow Stalker Hershman Leeson displays and questions how massive unavoidable collection of personal data is used to predetermine such things as employment options and crime areas. Further she examines the impact of flawed or biased data being inputted into such systems and how that may be an extension of a larger system designed to hold back certain groups…