April 21, 2011, 6:05 pm

“I think it’s related to the feminist movement, because women had no history. I think a lot of women were looking for history. Technology had no history. You go to painting. You go to any other field and there are many generations before you, but with technology that dealt with art making, it was fresh. It is a tabula rasa. That was really appealing, and I became addicted to it.”

— San Francisco artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson in this fabulous SF Gate article on the roots of women and technology in her work. Her film Woman Art Revolution is showing at this Saturday at SFMOMA and Monday at Pacific Film Archive as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.