Lynn Hershman Leeson – The Electronic Diaries (1984-2019)
14 maj 202226 Jun 2022

Lynn Hersman Leeson, 'Still from The Electronic Diaries' 1984-2019. Photo: Lynn Hersman Leeson og Altman Siegel Gallery
Lynn Hersman Leeson, ‘Still from The Electronic Diaries’ 1984-2019. Photo: Lynn Hersman Leeson og Altman Siegel Gallery

Simian presents The Electronic Diaries (1984-2019) by the American artist Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941). The groundbreaking six-channel video work is a personal and artistic documentation of Leeson’s own life and innermost thoughts. With the camera turned towards herself, she records and shares her most personal experiences and traumas with, among other things, physical and mental violence. By dissolving her own fear and shame into a larger narrative of women’s defeat, empowerment and triumph, Leeson confronts her own experiences and insists on a new narrative and portrayal of the (female) body.

The work anticipates in many ways current use of social media and online culture, where personal portrayals are shared with an unknown audience. Similarly, questions of authenticity and credibility are constantly present in Leeson’s work. Seen in the perspective of the present, The Electronic Diaries negotiates how we perform and create our identity – internally and externally. In the end, one needs to ask the question; where is the line drawn between a lived and a performed life?

 

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Lynn Hershman Leeson – The Electronic Diaries (1984-2019)
14 maj 202226 Jun 2022

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