ROBERTA BREITMORE was, for 9 years, a private performance of a simulated person. In an era or alternatives, she became an objectified alternative personality. Roberta’s first live action was to place an ad in a local newspaper advertising for a roommate. People who answered the ad became participants in her adventure. As she became part of their reality, they became part of her fiction.
The simulation of Roberta breaks the borders between real life and simulation. After so many years Roberta became more and more a second personality of Lynn Hershman. Roberta’s traumas became the haunting memories of Lynn Hershman. Roberta began to take control of a real person. At this time the experiment began to run out of control. Roberta became enacted by multiple indivduals, not just Hershman, resulting in multiples of the multiple.