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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

10th(2008)



Teknolust

Lynn Hershman LEESON

  • USA
  • 2002
  • 85min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 공상과학, 블랙코믹


Rosetta, a geneticist, secretly downloads her DNA on a computer and make three clones named Ruby, Olive and Marine. Though identical to Rosetta, these clones can’t support themselves without Y-chromosome, so Rosetta goes out every night to collect male sperm. In this process, males who have had sex with Rosetta become impotent and the FBI set up an investigation. Discussions about the exploitation of the female body within nation-driven development and neo-fascist nationalism are no longer new. As well, the controversy over Dr. Hwang woo-sok’s stem cell research has brought to the fore issues concerning the medical industry and male-dominated science technology. Linda Hershman Lesson, feminist artist who’s been focused on the relationship between women and technology takes bio-genetic technology out of the macro-discourse in Teknolust. Representing the secret female imagination of monogenesis, she ‘de-masculinizes’ the power of technology. On the point of techno-utopia, she emphasizes that science technology can be the field of intersubjective communication. It may seem naive, but it still exerts an attraction as it offers an alternative to the clichéd linking of technology to violence. Tilda Swinton’s performance of 4 characters lends an exuberant vibe to this low-budget SF black comedy. (Jay SOHN)
 

Director

  • Lynn Hershman LEESONLynn Hershman LEESON

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    Born in 1941. Lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Lynn Hershman Leeson is one of the most influential woman working in new media today. Her work in photography, video, installation, interactive and net-based media has all been recognized with much acclaim. She was the first woman to receive a tribute and retrospective at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1994. She received the award of “Outstanding Achievement in Drama” from the Festival of

Credit

  • ProducerAmy SOMMER
  • Cast Tilda SWINTON, Jeremy DAVIES, James URBANIAK
  • Cinematography Hiro NARITA
  • Art director Chris FARMER
  • Editor Lisa FRUCHTMAN
  • Music Lynn Hershman LEESON