Elen Braga, Eli Cortiñas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Seduction of a Cyborg

Elen Braga, Eli Cortiñas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Seduction of a Cyborg

CyborgLynn Hershman Leeson has been exploring the impact and potential of nascent technologies in relation to gender, sexuality, and disembodiment for more than 50 years. Her video Seduction of a Cyborg from 1994 presents technology as an infectious disease women are seduced into: The protagonist, a blind woman, agrees to physical treatment that allows her to see images via computer-screen transmission. The new technology drags her into a different, hyper-mediated world that seriously affects her health after an initial period of intense pleasure.

Video is everywhere today—on our phones and screens, defining new spaces and experiences, spreading memes, lies, fervour, and power. Shared, sent, and networked, it shapes public opinion and creates new publics. In other words, video has transformed the world. Bringing together a diverse range of work from the past 4 decades, ‘Seduction of a Cyborg’ reveals the ways in which artists have posed video as an agent of global change—from televised revolution to electronic democracy.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you for the exhibition ‘Seduction of a Cyborg’ in September as part of Brussels Gallery Weekend.

SEDUCTION OF A CYBORG

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Elen Braga, Eli Cortiñas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Opening Thursday September 7, 5-9pm
September 8 – October 28, 2023

Extended opening hours during Brussels Gallery Weekend.

Image: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Seduction of a Cyborg, 1994, single channel video, 6’00”, sound, color, 4:3, still

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