Rebecca Allen, Rebecca

b. 1953, United States

Rebecca Allen is an internationally recognised artist inspired by the aesthetics of motion, the study of perception and behaviour and the potential of advanced technology. From the mid 1970’s, Allen was a rare female artist working in the early stages of computer art and digital technology. Her pioneering artwork, which spans over four decades and takes the form of experimental video, large-scale performances, live simulations and virtual and aug- mented reality art installations, addresses the future of gender, identity, nature, and what it means to be human as technology redefines our sense of reality.