TWO QUESTIONS FOR LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON

May 9, 2020

 

 

 

 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, normal life has been shattered. We want to stay in touch with our artists and keep communicating with them and about them. That's the reason bürobasel launched the "Two Questions"-series, asking our artists two straight-forward questions, starting with Mark Dion. 

1. Where are you?

I learned of the pandemic late February, and cancelled all travel plans and returned to San Francisco where I am currently quarenteened in my apartment, except for a daily walk of about an hour.

2. What are you currently working on?

 

Since all my exhibitions have been postponed or cancelled, I am using this time as a rare opportunity to:

 

Finishing works, some started 40 years ago and in the past month I have completed 5 sculpture that were cast in 1964 and never finished, along with a dozen or so "covid drawings".

 

Collaborationg with Harvard's Wyss Institute to complete an installation that converts polluted water to pure water. This will premier at the show at The New Museum mid Feb, maybe Gwangju and other venues.

 

I am also working on a film script, the third part of my teknolust trilogy.

 

Completing a book on The Floating Museum, it will be published this year.

 

Finally, I am writing a memoir, my own history of life as I knew it these last 60 or so years filled with lucid gossip about the art world.

 

And doing zoom meetings every Thursday.

new work (mask drawing) by Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2020

new work, 2020

Lynn Hershman Leeson,

Lynn Hershman Leeson, smart bacteria design for purified water system, 2020

Lynn Hershman Leeson in front of her installation "Shadow Stalker", De Young Museum, San Francisco

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