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Laurie Anderson: Telling Stories in Virtual Reality

Laurie Anderson: Telling Stories in Virtual Reality Laurie Anderson Telling Stories in Virtual Reality Laurie Anderson in conversation with Bonnie Marranca s a performer, visual artist, composer, poet, and filmmaker, Laurie Ander - son has been at the forefront in using technology in the arts since the Abeginning of her career more than four decades ago. Works such as United States I-V (1983), The Nerve Bible (1995), Homeland (2008), Delusion (2010), and Habeas Corpus (2015) variously encompass storytelling, invented instruments, animation, installation, film and electronic media, and music. In 2002, Ander - son became the first artist-in-residence at NASA, reflecting her long-time interest in science and outer space. Her recent activity includes Landfall, a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet; a new book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood; worldwide exhibitions and artist residencies, the latest at Home of the Arts, Gold Coast, Australia. Her new virtual reality work, The Chalkroom (made with Hsin-Chien Huang) is on view through 2018 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, along with another VR piece for headphones, Aloft, and her large-scale drawings Lolabelle in the Bardo. Lolabelle, Anderson’s beloved dog, inspired her recent film Heart of a Dog. The Chalkroom received the award for Best Virtual Reality Experi- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

Laurie Anderson: Telling Stories in Virtual Reality

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MIT Press
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1520-281X
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1537-9477
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10.1162/pajj_a_00432
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Abstract

Laurie Anderson Telling Stories in Virtual Reality Laurie Anderson in conversation with Bonnie Marranca s a performer, visual artist, composer, poet, and filmmaker, Laurie Ander - son has been at the forefront in using technology in the arts since the Abeginning of her career more than four decades ago. Works such as United States I-V (1983), The Nerve Bible (1995), Homeland (2008), Delusion (2010), and Habeas Corpus (2015) variously encompass storytelling, invented instruments, animation, installation, film and electronic media, and music. In 2002, Ander - son became the first artist-in-residence at NASA, reflecting her long-time interest in science and outer space. Her recent activity includes Landfall, a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet; a new book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood; worldwide exhibitions and artist residencies, the latest at Home of the Arts, Gold Coast, Australia. Her new virtual reality work, The Chalkroom (made with Hsin-Chien Huang) is on view through 2018 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, along with another VR piece for headphones, Aloft, and her large-scale drawings Lolabelle in the Bardo. Lolabelle, Anderson’s beloved dog, inspired her recent film Heart of a Dog. The Chalkroom received the award for Best Virtual Reality Experi-

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PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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