As fans might expect, the book — as gorgeous an object as it is, crowded with photographs, film stills, virtual reality renderings, diagrams and scripts — has a pleasingly improvisatory and handmade feel. A few years ago, Anderson began poring through her extensive archive of nearly forty years of work, which includes scores of documentation, notebooks, and sketchbooks. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood includes visual images- many of them previously unpublished- as well as intimate performances with commentary of some of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. A book signing will be available following the program for those attendees who have purchased a copy of the book from The Library Store. Footnotes, poems, and snippets of information intersperse chapters of philosophical, theoretical, autobiographical and multiple layered dream-like musings.
It is a coffee-table book and would be irresistibly hard not to pick up and become engrossed in. Fun can seem like a trivializing word, but a trait that appears to unify all her undertakings is an extremely serious approach to play, one that is as utterly crucial as it might at first seem paradoxical. Anderson opens the collect My review for the Chicago Tribune: A truism about live performance of any kind is that it is ephemeral. We decided to postpone until August 25 at 4 pm. It advances and develops an interest in experimental fiction as a way of producing other presents. In each section, she grants the reader a behind-the-scenes examination of how all these luminescent threads of story occur to her, and how time after time, she weaves them into art that is inquisitive, human, funny, sad and fun. In 2015 she directed the film Heart of a Dog inspired by her terrier Lolabelle, and dedicated to her late husband Lou Reed.
She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film, Home of the Brave. All the Things I Lost in the Flood fills in a lot of what she's been up to since then, including a lot of installation work as well as performances, pieces that I had heard of and wished I could have experienced. Throughout the 1970s, Anderson did a variety of different performance art activities. O Superman, a minimal track with a vocal spoken through a vocoder, marked the start of post-modern culture, according to art critic Craig Owens, and reached number two in the British pop charts. And so, the conversation begins. Also, like the cover, the photos at the start of each chapter have been sort of traced and painted in a way that makes me really wish I could just see the original photo. A few weird things about the book itself: lots of pictures, but many of them are super tiny so as not to be so useful.
Another happens at Town Hall in Manhattan tomorrow. A book about performance comes to life again as a performance. Laurie Anderson: All the Things I Lost in the Flood: Essays on Pictures, Language and Code. Literally a work of art. She has also invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. And when we look again we see the dreamlike impermanence of the world.
In celebration of her own new book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood, join us for the west coast debut of a special one-woman show to witness how a book comes to life again as a performance. Purchased tickets are non-refundable, and will be available for pick-up at the box office before the program. Born and raised outside of Chicago, where she initially trained to be a concert violinist before giving up the bow and rosin to make more time for her beloved pastime of reading, she has worn nearly every art world hat imaginable. It includes a discussion of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. Anderson was recently in Europe, where she began performing in the early 1970s, part of a wave of American artists who found, like jazz musicians before them, greater opportunities and larger, more responsive audiences there. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, and Vital Projects Fund, with additional support from Brown Harris Stevens, Forever Bungalows, and public funds provided by Suffolk County. Have a great summer and see you then.
Other recordings include numerous works for radio and her upcoming podcast. A true polymath, her interest in new media made her an early pioneer of harnessing technology for artistic purposes long before the tech boom of the early 21st century. With her late husband, the musician Lou Reed, Ms. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. She has also composed the music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme, choreographic works by Trisha Brown, Bill T.
Contact Sebastian Tomczak with any questions regarding access or location:. Location The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210 Tickets Tickets will be available for purchase through 310-746-4000. Through intimate storytelling and bold digital language, Anderson takes audiences on a tour of the creative process—noting both successes and failures— behind her many operas, projects, and installations. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a reading and performance of the texts as well as visual images. It's a catch-22, especially for an artist and storyteller who has long embraced technology. Anderson for her brilliance and I do hope in the future we can collaborate on a duet or a project. Join Laurie Anderson at Elder Hall as she speaks about All the Things I Lost in the Flood, on June 15.
And yet the more we can do with the click of a button, the less time we actually have, she says. By closing this banner or by continuing to use Eventbrite, you agree. It's been digitized through the soul, tampered with tact. A new book highlighting the career of performer, artist and experimental musician Laurie Anderson is out now from Rizzoli Publishing. Laurie Anderson, the musician and visual and performance artist who has defied convention across a more than four-decade career, has made language and storytelling a centerpiece of her varied explorations.