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Hershman : Paik

On the left:

 

Lynn Hershman,

Born in 1941, Cleveland, Ohio

Lives in San Francisco

Call Me, from the series, “Phantom Limb,” 1988

Gelatin silver print

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

 

Call Me and TV Legs are from Lynn Hershman’s “Phantom Limb” series, where she proposes media devices as cyborg growths that “inhabit” us even if they are not really there. The idea around these phantom limbs is not unrelated to Nam June Paik’s 20th Century Man, located around the corner, in which the anthropomorphic human form is constructed from media devices.

 

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Taken on August 13, 2006