Critical Writing Index

Lynn Hershman's Narrative Anti-narratives

by Christine Tamblyn

Afterimage, Summer 1986, v. 14, no. 1, pp. 8-10

A discussion of the challenges to reality made by conceptual artist Lynn Hershman's work, especially her interactive video disc Lorna. The video disc allows "alternative branchings in the narrative it displays" (9) to create a choose-your-own adventure-style narrative that ultimately eschews closure and thus subverts the dominant hierarchical narrative form.

ITEM 1986.104 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

LornaLynn Hershman