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Artist Talk | Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sabine Himmelsbach and Dr. Maxa Zoller

Courtesy of Lisa Blatt

Coinciding with Lynn Hershman Leeson’s first solo show in Switzerland at House of Electronic Arts Basel, this conversation takes on the artist's long-term work and obsessions of biological progress, developments in artificial intelligence and scientific research on antibodies. Working since the 1970’s, her practice investigates issues of identity, gender-role, the double bind of voyeurism and surveillance, as well as what it means to be human in an increasingly cyber world. Hershman Leeson’s internet-based projects include CyberRoberta (1996), a robotic doll version of Roberta Breitmore whose eyes were replaced with webcams.

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist, San Francisco; Sabine Himmelsbach, Director, House of Electronic Arts, Basel

Moderator: Dr. Maxa Zoller, Curator of Art Basel's Film Sector, Cairo

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