Pioneering Artist and Professor Emerita Lynn Hershman Leeson Returns to Campus

Manetti Shrem California Studio Artist-in-Residence

Lynn Hershman Leeson talks about her time at UC Davis and groundbreaking art. (UC Davis)

Professor emerita and groundbreaking multimedia artist Lynn Hershman Leeson returns to campus as a Manetti Shrem California Studio artist-in-residence to screen several of her films and give a talk. At UC Davis from 1993 to 2004, she is a pioneer in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, artificial intelligence, installation, interactive and net-based media art.

We recently interviewed the artist at her home in San Francisco about the films she is showing and how they are connected to UC Davis, how difficult it was to have her work accepted by the art establishment, and why she’s excited about interacting with students again.

The films TeknolustElectronic Diaries and Logic Paralyzes the Heart will be screened May 23 and 24. She will give a talk May 25. (Teknolust is rated R for sexual content and nudity. Films may contain sensitive content, including trauma, hunger and body dysmorphia, divorce, and childhood physical and sexual abuse.)

Read more about Hershman Leeson and fellow Manetti Shrem artist Shimon Attie, who is also in residence in the UC Davis Department of Art and Art History in May.

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