The Simons Center Art Program Lecture Series presents a talk by Laurie Anderson on Thursday, September 29, at 5:45 pm in the Simons Center Auditorium with a reception beginning at 5 pm in the SCGP Lobby.
One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, Anderson 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.
Anderson’s live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as “Songs and Stories for Moby Dick.” She has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.
Her recent projects include a series of audio-visual installations and a high-definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains; a two-year worldwide tour of her performance piece, “Homeland;” and a solo performance, “Delusion.” A retrospective of Anderson’s visual and installation work was on display in Brazil and an exhibition of all new work, “Forty-Nine Days In the Bardo,” was on display at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. In 2007 she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts, and in 2011 she was awarded the Pratt Institute’s Honorary Legends Award.
Tickets are free and will be available on the SCGP website starting September 17. Seating is limited, and you must have a ticket. For more information, please visit the website or call (631) 632-2800.