Skip to content Part Deux: Gender 2

April 19, 2010

(Sign reads: “The Birth of Feminism”) Excerpt from !Women Art Revolution, a film by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sarah Peter, Kyle Stephan, and others. See the trailer and clips at

There is also a Youtube Channel (called !War) completely dedicated to this project (

“For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures...”

The film covers all types of artists and has a major online presence. It will be completed for viewing in Fall 2010.

Leeson herself is an award-winning interactive media artist and the Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute and Emeritus Professor at the University of California.

Advertisements Part Deux: Gender 1

April 19, 2010

-A lipsticked cyborg “part human, part machine” from Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Tillie, the Telerobotic Doll”;

This cyborg is sexily pinkified with some shiny lipstick. Leeson’s “dolls” have eyes that are cameras through which you can navigate their inner world. Most of Tillie’s cache is images of women (or their reflections), in glamorous eye and lip make up, labeled as cyborgs who “eat what they see and become what they eat”.

Hypermedia: Virtual Self-Portrait

April 12, 2010

After our class critique, I made some minor changes and added extra links. Repeated links were also substituted for new, still-relevant ones. Instead of including image maps on my own page, and connecting them via anchor, I decided that they would be more fluid with the rest of the website by presenting them as separate browser windows. I also embedded a music video rather than linking to it, sharpened up my rollovers, and streamlined my effects/behaviors within image maps so that they were smoother. Additional instructions were added to my About page. Check it out! theme

April 12, 2010

I want to explore that challenges, displays, plays with, or questions gender roles and representation. A lot of the digital art we have looked is not directly related to gender or sexuality, but plenty of web content IS in general. I want to explore artists who use art and the internet to challenge popular gender perspectives and encourage dialogue about sexual freedom, self-representation, and cultural ideals of gender and sex.

Identity #5

April 5, 2010

The Self Portrait Experience

by Cristina Nuñez


Nuñez provides a self-portrait method of photographer to various “subjects” (herself, teens, women with HIV, a dog, etc…). She started doing self-portraits as a form of self-therapy and exploration. There are also self-portrait workshops, performances, events, and a blog, which is the central hub for all the portraiture.

“Art’s main goal is social. With THE SELF-PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE, anybody can use their own pain –instead of avoiding it- to build a work which is useful for mankind. THE SELF-PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE allows anybody to explore unknown aspects of the self and experience the intense creative process, under the artist’s guidance.” (From webpage above; click on the title above.)

Identity #4

April 5, 2010

Seppukoo by Les Liens Invisibles (2009)

A website helping people to commit a suicide of their virtual identity. “You are more than your virtual identity”.

Identity #3

April 5, 2010

SY.SMN- SeeYou.SeeMeNot

A self-starting series of images (of this person), prompted by users clicks. Screen splits into smaller and smaller sections of the same repeating images.


SY.SMN – SeeYou.SeeMeNot
intimate surveillance: zero tolerance

with html, java & sasa savel

by intima | virtual base
antwerpen, belgië – november 2002

intimacy = (her) obsession | fantasy = deeper & deeper | obsession = dis/appearing
frustration = repeating | loop = danger | one = not enough x 3 | me = her web cam

ms ie 6+, java, wav, opt. 1024×768