Teknolust. With Lynn Hershman Leeson at the cinema
three women, each with blond, black and red hair color lie with their heads together on the floor and looking into the camera
Sun, March 15, 2015 1 pm CET, Film Screening
On the occasion of the retrospective »Civic Radar« at the ZKM, the Karlsruhe traditional cinema Schauburg is scheduled to present »Teknolust« (2002) in a matinee showing. It is on of the most important films of Lynn Hershman Leeson. The artist will be present in person at the screening and will be introducing her film. The film and introduction by Lynn Hershman Leeson will be in English. With the movie ticket, admission to the exhibition »Civic Radar« is free on this day!

Lynn Hershman Leeson has not only achieved pioneering work as an artist, but also as filmmaker. She has collaborated with actor and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton in several feature films that have gone on to receive numerous awards at international film festivals on account of their outstanding quality and innovative themes.
»Teknolust« is an absurd, amusing and scientifically highly topical science-fiction drama on the subjects of cyber-identities, biogenetics, gender constructions and sexual self-determination in the age of the Internet. The plot turns on the scientist Rosetta Stone (Tilda Swinton), who illegally produces three clones of herself. The artificial entities can only be distinguished by the color of their clothing and live in an enclosed cyberspace. Because they are dependent for survival on the male Y chromosome, Ruby, the femme fatale among the clones, goes in regular pursuit of men. Sexual contact with Ruby leads to impotence in her lovers as well as to an allergic reaction triggered by a computer virus which is transferable to human beings. The FBI becomes aware of the clone family’s machinations following the increased incidents of infection among men, and begins to investigate.
Organization / Institution
Schauburg – Das Filmtheater in Karlsruhe