The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman Leeson

About

In 1984, seminal artist Lynn Hershman Leeson began to talk in front of a camera, and for 40 years, she recorded a profound, raw confessional (for an unknown audience) that helped her evolve and survive. The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman Leeson is composed of this singular archive. It is presented in a custom theater that also houses Room #8, a locked, blue-lit chamber that contains the DNA strand onto which the film is encoded.

Screens with New Frontier Central

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions

COUNTRY U.S.A.

COMPANY Hotwire Productions LLC

WEBSITE https://www.lynnhershman.com/

EMAIL Lynn2@well.com

PHONE (415) 307-2619

Credits

Lead Artist
Producer
Writer
Editor
Performer
Camera
Sound
Color Grader
Additional Editor
Featuring

Artist Bio

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Over the last five decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. Cited as one of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the workings of society: identity, surveillance, the relationship between humans and technology, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression.