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Seducing Time: Selected Prize Winning Videotapes by Lynn Hershman Leeson 1984-2008

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Seducing Time: Selected Prize Winning Videotapes by Lynn Hershman Leeson 1984-2008


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For over four decades, through performance, photography, installations, artificial intelligence agents, web presences and cinema, Lynn Hershman’s work has explored what it is to live in a world of mediated, monitored, and manipulated identities. Corporeal and virtual presences become simulated entities that in turn reveal personal identity and its impact on cultural construction.

Often Hershman’s narratives retrieve formerly lost histories that are excavated through technological manipulation. The process brings to the surface the moral consequences of an unpredictable system of covert meanings. All of her work explores encryption of privacy in an era of surveillance as well as personal and societal identity in a time of pervasive yet covert manipulation. Many of the narratives focus on the revitalization and restoration of personal empowerment.

The selected works in this collection focus on broad issues of identity and culture, particularly the technological projections that impact individuals and society.

Films In Compilation:

Virtual Love
directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson USA, Science Fiction, 1993, 01:15:00
Seeing is Believing
directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson USA, Narrative, 1989, 00:58:00
Longshot
directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson USA, Narrative, 1989, 01:02:00
Desire Inc.
directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson USA, Experimental, 1990, 00:26:00
Electronic Diaries, The
directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson USA, Narrative, 1984, 01:15:00

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