Critical Writing Index

Lynn Hershman's Room of One's Own

by Margaret Morse

Virtually Yours, 1995, pp. 3-9

Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1995

Lynn Hershman's Room of One's Own, is referencing ideas put forward by Virginia Woolf's feminist essay of 1929, using the metaphor and the actual precondition of "one's own room" for speaking one's mind and being oneself. The self in transmutation, fractured, replicated and reconfigured by electronic media and personal space are prevalent themes in Hershman's work. Hershman is investigating the relationship between machines of vision and their users and how our cultural reference points have shifted.

ITEM 1995.052 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

LornaLynn Hershman

Deep Contact: The Sexual Fantasy VideoLynn Hershman

Room of One's OwnLynn Hershman