Lynn Hershman

born 1941

Lynn Hershman, ‘Roberta’s Body Language Chart’ 1978; printed 2009
Roberta’s Body Language Chart 1978; printed 2009
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Lynn Hershman Leeson (born Cleveland Ohio, US, 1941) is an American artist and filmmaker. Her work combines art with social commentary, particularly on the relationship between people and technology. Leeson's work in media-based technology helped legitimize digital art forms.

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Michelle Kuo

For the past five decades, the American artist and filmmaker has continually tested the boundaries between real and virtual identities ...

Tate Papers

Biopolitical Effigies: The Volatile Life-Cast in the Work of Paul Thek and Lynn Hershman Leeson

Milena Tomic

In the late 1960s and early 1970s American artists Paul Thek and Lynn Hershman Leeson independently created wax effigies and ...

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