Logic Paralyzes the Heart

Logic Paralyzes the Heart (2022) is a video piece that introduces us to Cyborg #1, a sentient being who adopts the guise of a human through actress Joan Chen, to engage in an exercise of self-reflection on her role in history. Cyborg #1 tells a story: a life, her own, conditioned by the militarized, warmongering context that motivates technological innovation, from encrypted and decrypted underwater communications systems during World War II to the genesis of cyborgs during the Vietnam War.

Exhibition produced in partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Exhibited Artists

Lynn Hershman Leeson
United States
United States