Laurie Anderson

Date 10/25/08

Affiliation Artist, New York


Saturday, Oct 25, 2:00-4:00pm, Wheeler Auditorium

** Note time and location details below.

** Presented in association with Cal Performances.


Ken Goldberg hosts a conversation and audience Q&A with acclaimed multi-media artist Laurie Anderson on topics ranging from privacy and politics to art and technology. This event is planned in conjunction with Anderson's newest performance, Homeland, which includes songs and stories that create a poetic and political portrait of contemporary American culture. Conceived as one long piece of music, Homeland moves through many worlds, from Greek tragedy to American business models, addressing the current obsession with fear, violence, and security.

Conversation: Free & open to the public, tickets not required

Sat, Oct 25, 2-3:30 pm, Wheeler Auditorium


Fri-Sat, Oct 24-25, 8pm, Zellerbach Hall

Tickets: $28/$38/$56;

For tickets call 510.642.9988


"The reigning performance artist of her time" (Boston Globe), Laurie Anderson is known internationally for her multimedia presentations in which she performs in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. She has pioneered several new technologies for creativity and performance and collaborated with Interval Research Labs. She was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA.

-- As of 10/25/08

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