University of Texas Libraries presents The Foundry Artist-in-Residence Talk: "Herstory" by Yuliana Lanina
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her paintings, animations, interactive sculptures and performances portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor. "Herstory" is a human-sized robotic doll. The piece examines gender and cultural identity through a physically and electronically altered doll made to resemble the artist. The motion-activated animatronic piece tells awkward anecdotes and stories that challenge the way we perceive gender.