As one of America’s foremost contemporary artists and EMPAC’s inaugural distinguished artist-in-residence, Laurie Anderson will develop new work at EMPAC. As part of her ongoing residency, Anderson will engage with Rensselaer and the greater Capital Region community through a series of events focusing on special topics unique to her practice as an artist. This spring, she will bring us two diverse insights into her wide-ranging artistic work.
Tuesday, October 1, 7PM
Through examples and an exchange with EMPAC Director Johannes Goebel, she will discuss the concrete steps she takes to archive her tapes, instruments, performances, texts, films, videos, drawings, sculptures, and media—intangible and tangible.
Wednesday, November 20, 7PM
Anderson’s voice being altered through electronics—creating her alter ego—is as much a part of her work as her singing, talking, and storytelling voices. This talk explores the many voices she has created over the years.