The event will screen Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Conceiving Ada (1997) along with some of her video works. The screening will be followed by a Q&A as an exploration of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s ground-breaking work as an artist and thinker.
Lynn Hershman Leeson has been making pioneering work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, female subjectivity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression. She was Sara Eliassen’s professor during her MFA program at San Francisco Art Institute, and continues to be a great influence on her work.
Screening of Leslie Thornton's open-ended series ‘Peggy and Fred in Hell’ (1983-2016) and a discussion around the post-apocalyptic as an image of the present and technology’s role in producing subjects with Sara Eliassen and Leslie Thornton.
Surrealism is without question one of the most influential and mutating intellectual and aesthetic practices emerging from the twentieth century.
This is the eighth conference organized and sponsored by the Munch, Modernism, and Modernity Research Group at the University of Oslo, the Munch Museum, and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. You are welcome to attend lectures that will present a nuanced view on the traditional historical narrative of “Scandinavian Surrealism”, and re-open and expand the question of Surrealism’s broader relevance to art and culture in and of Scandinavia.
The conference will be held at the University of Oslo.