Lynn Hershman Leeson: Conceiving Ada, Art Basel Feature Program
Lynn HERSHMAN 林恩·赫舍曼
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7pm
Lynn Hershman Leeson, ‘Conceiving Ada’, 1997, 72′, ShanghART Gallery
In this feature film by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tilda Swinton plays Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century mathematician considered to have written the first computer program. The film transports her character into the 1990s New York, where Emmy, a computer programmer, is trying to make contact with Ada across time and space. This blend of history and fiction is a powerful example of a kind of 1980s and 1990s feminist filmmaking that seems more relevant than ever in the current context. ‘Conceiving Ada’ is being screened in connection with Hershman Leeson’s solo exhibition ‘Anti-Bodies’ at Haus der Elektronischen Künste.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lynn Hershman Leeson and Maxa Zoller.
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