Room of One`s Own

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Room of One`s Own ,
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ROOM OF ONE'S OWN (1993) forces the viewers eyes to become immersed into the actual space of a tiny articulated interactive electronic peep show. A stainless steel box placed at eye level with movable periscopic viewing device bridges the viewer into a voyeur in a miniature bedroom scene.

Within this room are several objects, similar in fact to those both in THE DANTE HOTEL and LORNA's room. The very act of "looking" initiates the action. The eyes of the viewer become the interface. The protagonist (the same one in DEEP CONTACT, but now a bit older) chides the viewer for his persistant gaze. This work is about the explosive effects attached to media representations of female identity and repositions the viewer/voyeur into the victim...

An Electronic "Peep Show" this work depends on viewers' eye movements, and is about eroticism and voyeurism.
  • aesthetics
  • genres
    • digital animation
    • installations
      • interactive installations
      • mixed reality
      • virtual reality (VR)
    • sound art
      • sound installations
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • intimacy
    • Society and Culture
      • voyeurism
  • technology
    • displays
      • non-electronic displays
        • mirrors (as non-electronic displays)
    • interfaces
      • body sensors
        • eye scanners
    • software
      • periscope
Technology & Material