For over 50 years, Lynn Hershman Leeson (born 1941) has created an innovative and prescient body of work that mines intersections between technology and the self. Known for her pioneering contributions to media art, Hershman Leeson has consistently worked in tandem with the latest technological developments from Artificial Intelligence to DNA programming, often anticipating many of the issues affecting society today.
Twisted brings together a selection of the artist’s work in drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and interactive and net-based art, focusing on themes of transmutation, identity construction and the evolution of the cyborg. It includes some of Hershman Leeson’s most important projects, including the Breathing Machine sculptures; early drawings from the 1960s, many of which have never been shown; works from the Roberta Breitmore series (1970–79), perhaps her best-known project, in which she transformed her own identity into a fictional persona; selections from her Water Women series (1976–2010); and many more.
Paperback, 119 pages
7.25 x 9.5 inches