Laurie Anderson

Distinguished Artist-in-Residence

February 14 – May 2, 2013

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.

On February 14, Anderson will discuss the ever-evolving development of new instruments for her productions and performances. She will be joined by her software and hardware development collaborators.

On May 2, Anderson will provide audiences with a unique opportunity to be fully immersed in her films by leading us through a screening of many of her works. The evening will include special guest and Rensselaer Arts Department professor Pauline Oliveros, who will join Anderson on stage to play music together to a silent film.

Two more events are planned in the fall that discuss archiving of time-based art—music, performance, installations, and film—including the tools often unique to the artists.

EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
National Science Foundation
State of the Arts - NYSCA