Intermedia Art

New Media, Sound and Performance

Curing the Vampire: Gilberto Gil   

Lynn Hershman Leeson

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Lynn Hershman Leeson plays the part of Gene Ware, a character from the virtual world of Second Life, who, in conjunction with Tilda Swinton undertakes a series of interviews with leading thinkers and innovators. Subverting the distinction between real and simulated, the interviews explore interwoven themes of revolution, empowerment and technology.

Gilberto Gil discusses his exile from Brazil and his involvement in The Tropicália movement, how after living and playing music in London, he returned to Brazil, eventually taking up the position of Minister for Culture, where he continues to promote free culture.

Curing the Vampire

Lynn Hershman Leeson and Tilda Swinton interview Gilberto Gil, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Larry Lessig and Elena Poniatowska on revolution, empowerment and technology