Ann Lislegaard

Ann Lislegaard’s three-channel digital animation is inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s feminist science fiction novel of 1969, which is set on an icy planet inhabited by androgynous beings who are at times able to switch gender. Lislegaard’s video installation overlays pages of the novel, while spiral forms spin and rotate next to diagrams of female and male reproductive systems. A soundtrack of white noise situates us as viewers in an ambiguous technological space. Rather than illustrate the novel’s storyline, Lislegaard uses Le Guin’s radical vision of gender to structure a fluid space somewhere between cinema, architecture, and writing.