Lynn Hershman Leeson, The Electronic Diary: Binge, 30 min., 1987
Narcissister, Mannequin, 5 min., 2009
Narcissister, Self-Gratifier, 4 min., 2010
Narcissister + Josef Kraska, Every Woman, 4 min., 2010
Narcissister, Upside Down (on “America’s Got Talent”), 2 min., 2011
Narcissister + Josef Kraska, The Basket, 5 min., 2013
Narcissister + A.L. Steiner, Winter/Spring Collection, 13 min., 2013
In her electronic video diary, Binge, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson continues her analysis of the constructed nature of feminine mystique, turning the lens inward in a tragicomic attempt to lose weight after being abandoned by her husband. Performance artist Narcissister deploys the prosthetic appendages strewn about Cindy Sherman’s mid-1990s photographic work in virtuosic videos that expose her body in strip teases and burlesque-styled pieces of high-feminist performance.
After the program, Narcissister performed "Changes," a piece that addresses transformation and transcendence as it explores human mortality, but in reverse, live in the Cindy Sherman exhibition galleries.
Doll Parts tickets include same-night access before the film program to the full museum, including the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life special exhibition.