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.
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.