|Practical case|

LORNA – LYNN HERSHMAN

1983 • INTERACTIVE LASERDISC ENVIRONMENT, REMOTE, FURNITURE

Lorna was the first interactive video art disc. Users interact with and make choices for the protagonist, Lorna, an agoraphobic woman. Every object in Lorna’s tiny apartment has a number that when pressed, access sound and video information about Lorna’s fears and dreams as well as her personal history, conflicts and future. There are seventeen minutes of moving footage and 36 chapters which, when sequenced, differently infinitely shift meanings as they are recontextualized. As technology changed, the piece was migrated to a DVD platform in 2004.

Treatments/actions:
. Condition report
. Documentation
. Interview of the artist
. Setup and dismantling
. Conveyer (Deichtorhallen Hamburg)
. Preservation decision-making and treatment proposals