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Exhibition: Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies

03.05.2018 - 05.08.2018
HeK – Haus der elekronischen Künste Basel, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/Basel

This exhibition, Hershman Leesons’s first solo show in Switzerland, features several current works that take on the themes of biological progress, developments in artificial intelligence and scientific research on antibodies.

At the beginning of the 1990s, having recognized that it was no longer necessary to have a physical body to adopt a fictitious identity in the global network, Hershman Leeson coined the term “anti-body” to refer to her research and work on a virtual identity in cyberspace. She saw her “anti-body” as a viral presence on the Internet that manifests itself in artificial intelligence forms, such as its online persona DiNA. An antibody named Lynn Hershman in its molecular structure was developed exclusively for this exhibition.


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