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Hershman : Hershman

On the right:


Lynn Hershman

Born in 1941, Cleveland, Ohio

Lives in San Francisco

Ruby’s Mood Swings, 2002

Iris print mounted on aluminum

Courtesy of the artist, Bitforms, New York, and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco


In Lynn Hershman’s 2003 movie Teknolust the scientist character Rosetta Stone creates three clones of herself, which are part-human, part-computer. One of the clones, Ruby, sneaks out of the computer into the real world where she eventually falls in love with a copy-shop clerk. In Hershman’s genealogy, Ruby, whose mood swings are pictured here, is the mother of DiNA, the “web agent” on your left, who is waiting to talk to you.


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Taken on August 13, 2006