[artinfo] interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Jan 9 13:10:33 CET 2012

Woman, Art & Technology: Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson.

By Rachel Beth Egenhoefer.

Woman, Art & Technology is a new series of interviews on 
Furtherfield. Over the next year Rachel Beth Egenhoefer will 
interview artists, designers, theorists, curators, and others; to 
explore different perspectives on the current voice of woman working 
in art and technology. "I am honored to begin this series with an 
interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson, a true pioneer in the field who 
has recently produced !Women Art Revolution- A Secret History."
Over the last three decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman 
Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of 
new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now 
recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time 
of consumerism, privacy in a era of surveillance, interfacing of 
humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual 
worlds. She has been honored by numerous prestigious awards including 
the 2010-2011 d.velop digital art and 2009 SIGGRAPH Lifetime 
Achievement Awards. Hershman also recently received the 2009 John 
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, an award which 
supported her latest documentary film !Women Art Revolution - A 
Secret History.


Egenhoefer's artistic work has been exhibited both locally and 
internationally in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, 
Beijing, Madrid, and more. Her work has been included in major 
exhibitions such as the Options 2002 Biennial in Washington DC, the 
2003 Boston Cyber Arts Festival, ISEA 2004 in Tallinn Estonia, La 
Noche en Blanco in Madrid, and at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in 
Washington DC, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) London, The 
Banff Centre for the Arts, Lighthouse Brighton in the UK, and many 
As a designer Egenhoefer's work can be seen on Regina Spektor's Begin 
To Hope Album (Warner Brothers, 2006), as well as in both local and 
international publications such as Art Forum, The San Francisco 
Chronicle, and others. Rachel Beth worked for two consecutive seasons 
as the Web and Program Manager at Yerba Buena Arts & Events/ Yerba 
Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco designing programs, banners, 
and web content for the non-profit organization that provides free 
arts programming to the city. http://www.rachelbeth.net/


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