Lynn Hershman Leeson: A Room of One’s Own

  • ©, Lynn Hershman Leeson, A Room of One’s Own

Artist Statement:


    In this work, the spectator can glance, through the eye of the movable periscope, at the objects of a woman’s room; they can interact with this woman, present to the screen: according to whichever object is looked at the bed, the clothes, she will undress or dress herself. The spectators however are only experiencing on illusion of control and of voyeurism: they will be frustrated. Breaking traditional narrative structures, the author manipulates electronic language in order to explore social archetypes. A presentation of the art gallery La Centrale as part of De la Lumiere an Exhibition organized in collaboration with Dare-dare, Daziboo and SKOL for the 1995 Mois de la Photo.