The SCGP Art Program presents Laurie Anderson
The Simons Center Art Program Lecture Series presents a talk by Laurie Anderson on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:45 pm in the Simons Center Auditorium with a reception beginning at 5:00 pm in the SCGP Lobby.
LAURIE ANDERSON is one of Americas most renowned and daring- creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music.
Her recording career, launched by O Superman in 1981, includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). Andersons live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). Anderson has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.
In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance The End of the Moon. Recent projects include a series of audio-visual installations and a high definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. In 2007 she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts. In 2008 she completed a two-year worldwide tour of her performance piece, Homeland, which was released as an album on Nonesuch Records in June 2010. Andersons solo performance Delusion debuted at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad in February 2010 and will continue to tour internationally into 2011. In 2010 a retrospective of her visual and installation work opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil and later traveled to Rio de Janiero.
In 2011 her exhibition of all new work titled Forty-Nine Days In the Bardo opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. That same year she was awarded with the Pratt Institutes Honorary Legends Award. Her exhibition Boat curated by Vito Schnabel opened in May of 2012. She has recently finished residencies at both CAP in UCLA in Los Angeles and EMPAC in Troy New York. Her film Heart of a Dog has been chosen as an official selection of the 2015 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Anderson lives in New York City.
There is no admission to this event without a ticket (no charge).
Tickets will be available to the public starting Saturday, September 17th online at http://scgp.stonybrook.edu. Seating is limited.
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