Michelle Lisa Herman is an interdisciplinary artist working in multimedia video installation, audio sculpture, and new media. Her work explores the impact of new communication technologies on our desire for connection, both with one another and with the natural world. 

For Inter-Net, she presented three new projects that grapple with the increased use of technology to mimic and mediate human experience. As our interactions with one another and the natural world become increasingly mediated through new technology, we face both new opportunities for connection, coupled with a decrease in direct human contact. Herman explores this new communications landscape, finding alienation, but also humor and unexpected poetry.

About Coup d'Espace

Coup d’Espace is WPA’s member-generated programming series. By inviting member artists and curators to plan installations, exhibitions, and events in its office project space, WPA provides a venue for unusual collaborations, exploration of new concepts, and the production of new and experimental work. Coup d’Espace allows artists and curators to utilize the WPA office as a laboratory or workshop space, to introduce new and in-process projects and present challenging ideas.  

Read the Washington Post review of Inter-Net

Inter-Net was funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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November 4 – November 23, 2011


2023 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Opening reception

Friday, November 4, 2011, 6 - 8pm