“Brilliant—the hippest cyber-fi film ever.” —B. Ruby Rich
Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson recently restored her 2002 film Teknolust, a spectacularly stylish, colorful sci-fi comedy that examines the ever-shifting frontier of the real and the virtual. Tilda Swinton plays the mad-genius scientist Rosetta Stone and her three Self-Replicating Automata (SRAs), which she cloned from her own DNA. When one of the sperm-fueled cyborgs leaves the lab and begins to explore the world, sexuality, gender, and technology collide. 2002/2019, 4K DCP, 85 min.
Restored by the artist and presented in conjunction with The Body Electric, on view in the galleries through July 21.
Part of Lost Films & Restorations, a summer film series that celebrates gems of American independent cinema with five recent film restorations. Experience superior sound and image revived from the original formats—recently rediscovered, rescued from obscurity, or lovingly remastered by the directors themselves.