spaingraphicnovelInterview and discussion with artist and filmmaker, Lynn Hershman Leeson & Film producer Alexandra Chowaniec about feminist art practice and the film “Women Art Revolution.” On the Mic: Diana McCarty & Barbara Muerdter.

Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.”

Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. in 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American artist and filmmaker. She was Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. She is Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute. Hershman studied at the University of California Berkeley in the late 60’s.

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 an era of surveillance, interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds.

Die US-amerikanische Regisseurin Lynn Hershman Leeson hat sich in ihrem neuen Film Women Art Revolution der Entwicklung der feministischen Kunstszene seit den 60er Jahren in ihrer Heimat beschäftigt. Dazu führte sie diverse Interviews und suchte in den Archiven nach Filmmaterial und Fotos. Sie will damit auf die oft verwischten Spuren der Frauen kommen, die sich mit ihrem künstlerischen Schaffen für eine Verbesserung der gesellschaftlichen Stellung von Frauen, aber auch andere politische und soziale Belange engagiert haben und so radikals zur Veränderung der Kulturszene unserer Zeit beigetragen haben.

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