Lynn Hershman Leeson
Self Portrait as Another Person
Self Portrait as Another Person features the artist’s face cast in wax above a sensor-activated audiotape playing the sound of her breathing and speaking, uttering statements such as “Tell me what you’re afraid of … Who are you? Not just your name…”. The tape was recorded while Hershman Leeson was hospitalized due to cardiomyopathy/heart complications from pregnancy.