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Laurie Anderson - Thursday, October 28th, and Friday, October 29th, 2010

Laurie Anderson: Delusion

Thursday, October 28, and Friday, October 29, 2010 8:00 pm - Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

Performance artist Laurie Anderson presents Delusion, a rich story about longing, memory and identity — mixing the pleasure of language with a terrible inkling that the world may be made entirely of words. Trained as a sculptor and musician, Anderson has been making waves in the music and art worlds since the 1970s. Her sonic innovations and incisive, off-beat humor have earned her a reputation as a master of performance art and rock. Learn more about her work and life through these library resources:

   Books - writings by and about Laurie Anderson on the topics of art, music, and performance

   Film - featuring performances by Anderson and of her music

   Recordings - these recordings span multiple genres, including pop tracks featuring guest artists like Peter Gabriel to modern experimental music in the style of John Cage to electronic music of the 1970s

AUDIO CLIP: An excerpt from Anderson's 1981 single "O Superman (for Massenet)" - Anderson became known outside the art world when this track reached number two on the UK pop charts