Lynn Hershman Leeson Presents "VertiGhost" at Legion of Honor

Dec 16 2017 - Mar 25 2018


Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

VertiGhost, a newly commissioned work by CC Awardee Lynn Hershman Leeson for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, draws the viewer into a meditation about notions of authenticity and the construction of identity. Inspired by the Legion of Honor’s role as a location for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Hershman Leeson explores the tension at the core of Vertigo between the difficulty or lack of desire to distinguish between reality and fiction versus the pursuit of truth. The eponymous ghost of Hershman Leeson’s project is the elusive nature of a singular identity that haunts the characters in the 1958 film, its most enigmatic representation being the painting of a supposed distant relative of the film’s protagonist Madeleine, around which her character and fate is imagined.

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