The Language of the Future , a provocative multimedia work in which Anderson delivers a melange of paradoxical lyrics over her signature rhythmic accompaniment. With a title springboarding from her celebrated 1983 work, United States, this piece addresses technology, communication, travel, and science, bringing up such figures as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.
The artist will make a public presentation in dialog with Pablo Schanton.
Date: May 10
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Parque de la Memoria - Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado
Coproduced by Parque de la Memoria - Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado - Buenos Aires City Government
Laurie Anderson 1947, Illinois, United States.
She lives and works in New York, United States.
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 Big Science (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), Mister Heartbreak (Warner Bros. Records, 1984), Bright Red (Warner Bros. Records, 1994), Life on a String (Nonesuch/Elektra Records, 2001), among others, and the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave (Warner Bros. Records, 1986). Anderson's live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (1999). Anderson has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world. Chief among her most celebrated works are United States I-V (1983); Empty Places (1990); The Nerve Bible (1995), and Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (1999), based on Herman Melville's novel. In 2002, she was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA, which culminated two years later in her solo performance, The End of the Moon, with which she toured the world including presentations in Argentina (opening show of 2005 Buenos Aires International Festival, F.I.B.A, as per its Spanish acronym). In 2003, the Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon (France) produced Time: Sound in the Work of Laurie Anderson, a retrospective of installations, audios, instruments, videos, and objects, which was featured at major international museums throughout two years. 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 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 brought her back to Buenos Aires and was released as an album (Nonesuch/Elektra Records, 2010). Her solo performance Delusion debuted at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad in 2010. Later that year, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil featured I in U - Eu em Tu, a new retrospective of her work which opened in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In 2011 she exhibited her new visual work titled Forty-Nine Days In the Bardo (The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, United States), and in 2012 Boat, her first exhibition of paintings opened at the Vito Schnabel Gallery (New York, United States). She has recently been appointed as a three-year fellow at EMPAC (Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, New York, United States), and at PAC (Pediatric AIDS Coalition, UCLA, Los Angeles, United States).