Chalkroom a.k.a. La Camera Insabbiata by Laurie Anderson + Hsin-Chien Huang received the award for Best VR Experience at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. It was the first time that the festival has held a VR competition.
Laurie has several pieces on display at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA through 2018. The show incudes 2 new virtual reality pieces, the Lolabelle in the Bardo drawing series, a listening room, the Handphone Table, and a new ERST videopiece. More info here
Laurie recently appeared on the Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen interview show. Listen iTunes
Laurie talks about breaking rules, deep thinking, and finding inspiration in both oppressive and progressive times in this interview with Brandon Stosuy for The Creative Independent. Read
Laurie will be taking part in the METAMORPHOSIS festival in Athens on June 25. She will be giving a live talk, a performance, and a screening of Heart of a Dog. Full schedule and more information can be viewed here.
Tune in for a fireside chat with Laurie on RBMA Radio’s Big Ears Festival Marathon Saturday, March 19, at 3 PM ET: http://bit.ly/1TQswk1
Three video interviews from the Louisiana Channel (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art) A Life of Storytelling Advice to the Young Letter Exchange with JFK A feature piece from The Atlantic (June 1, 2016) Q&A with The Guardian (March 27, 2016) An interview with The Sunday Times (April 17, 2016)
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art has announced a partnership with several artists, including Laurie, to fill a 90,000+ square foot expansion. The museum will be creating a series of installation galleries featuring Laurie’s audio and video works, as well as displays of her paintings, instruments, and costumes. For more, see the New York Times article published 11/17/14.
Laurie writes in The New Yorker about working with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed el Gharani on her new piece Habeas Corpus, at Park Avenue Armory in NYC October 2-4. Read the essay here. For a FAQ on the Habeas Corpus, visit the project page.
You can now find Laurie on Twitter – Follow @onlyanexpert
The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie’s newest piece, Heart of a Dog, will be available from Nonesuch Records on October 23, 2015. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text, and is available to pre-order now on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store. A limited-edition print autographed by Laurie Anderson is
Stockholm dance company Cullbergbaletten will premiere the Deborah Hay-choreographed piece “Figure A Sea” this September 24th. Laurie composed the music and sound score for this innovative dance program. For more info, see the Cullbergbaletten website.
Laurie’s film “Heart of a Dog,” centered on her beloved dog Lolabelle, has been acquired by Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films in advance of its world premiere on September 9th at La Biennale di Venezia. “Heart of a Dog” will receive its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its American premiere at the New York Film Festival.
Laurie’s works-on-paper show “Night” will be exhibiting at Art Bärtschi & Cie in Geneva starting 9/17 and running until 10/31. For more information, click here.
Laurie designed the 53rd New York Film Festival’s poster this year. In doing so she joins an illustrious group, including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Diane Arbus, and others.
Laurie will be featured in the Luminato Festival’s upcoming revival of composer R. Murray Schafer’s Apocalypsis, showing in June for the first time since 1980. For more information, see here.
Laurie will be speaking at one of Women in Music’s 30th Anniversary Celebration events: “Innovative Women in New Music,” where she will be recognized by Women in Music and Composers Now for her pioneering spirit, inspiration and immense contribution to the musical landscape. More information about the event can be found here.
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Andy Horwitz’s website Culturebot recently reviewed Caramoor’s In the Garden of Sonic Delights, featuring Laurie’s piece We Fall Like Light. Read the review here.
“We Fall Like Light” Opening June 7, continuing through Autumn 2014. Laurie has collaborated with Bob Bielecki and others to create We Fall Like Light, a site-specific fountain and pond with water manipulated by sound to appear to flow backwards. In her own words: “I am interested in stories that have a peculiar relation to time and are animated by
Laurie Anderson’s studio and Innovate Life would like to correct a recent erroneous story concerning her experience at the Pure Flow Spa on the morning of July 9th. At approximately 8:30 am Laurie Anderson had finished enriched oxygen treatment in the hyperbaric chamber and the chamber automatically turned off as planned. Although Ms. Anderson should have immediately been released from
On June 18 at 7PM: STORIES Laurie will be joined by the Annie Gosfield Trio – Annie Gosfield (sampler), Roger Kleier (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola) & special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee. On June 19 at 7 pm: SONGS Laurie will be joined by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman
“Greetings to the Motherland” On June 16, 2013 at the Luminato Festival Ai Weiwei will skype in from Beijing and join Laurie for a dual rant about China and the United States. Joining them onstage for this historic exchange will be renowned musicians Greg Saunier, Eyvind Kang and Doug Wieselman. Says Laurie: “Writing songs with Ai Weiwei has been a
Laurie’s new art exhibition, Forty Nine Days in the Bardo opens September 20th at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. A multimedia body of work, Forty Nine Days uses The Tibetan Book of the Dead as a structure to explore the themes of love, death, dreaming, and illusion. Installations include texts, drawing, sculpture, projection, and sound. The show will be running
The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RPI announced May 9 that Laurie had been named its first distinguished artist in residence at RPI, with a three year term. Rensselaer’s press release for the occasion stated that “The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creative experimentation, but as important, brings the artist into