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Hacking the Codes of Self-representation LEA Magazine Article


CybeRoberta 1995, Lynn Hershman telerobotic doll, programming and fabrication by Palle Henkel, Colin Klingman, edition of 2. © lynn hershman 1993

LEA Volume 17 Issue 1
Senior Editor for this issue: Lanfranco Aceti

Reference: Tatiana Bazzichelli, “Hacking the Codes of Self-representation: An Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson,” ed. Lanfranco Aceti, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Mish Mash) 17, no. 1 (2011): 28-33.

Hacking the Codes of Self-representation: An Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson
by Tatiana Bazzichelli
Article DOI: 10.5900/SU_9781906897116_2011.17(1)_28

This interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson reflects on the meaning and impact of her artistic activity since the Seventies, an important resource for understanding the socio-cultural transformation in the fields of art, technology and body-politics of our present. Today more then ever, we are experiencing the mixing and crossing of virtual and real worlds; dynamics of social networking and net-based participation are inluencing not only a small group of experts, but everyone with access to technology. Through the art of Lynn Hershman Leeson, it becomes possible to access a critical space-in-between, a liminal state of performativity,
in which to redeine powers and hierarchies, to question the meaning of identity, and to hack the codes of self-representation. As a “cultural infiltrator”, Lynn Hershman Leeson opens up a critical interstice in the everyday life to a constant redeinition of ourselves.

Full article is available for download as a pdf at the bottom of the page.

The first issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is published on line as free PDF but will also be rolled out as Amazon Print on Demand and will be available on iTunes, iPad, Kindle and other e-publishing outlets. As the Mish Mash issue becomes available on the different platforms we will send out announcements via LEA’s mailing list and through LEA’s social networks. To view the full list of articles in the table of content please click here.

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