Laurie Anderson Interview in Smithsonian Mag!

Great Article in new Smithsonian mag with Laurie Anderson. Below is an excerpt, but the real gold is her perspective on her ‘recording career.’ Classic!

 

Laurie Anderson

The celebrated performance artist discusses Andy Warhol, NASA and her work at McDonald’s

What’s the message in your work?
If I had a message, I would write it down and e-mail it to everybody. I would save a lot of paint that way. My work is more about trying to create images through words and pictures. I want to evoke a reaction more than explain anything clearly. I don’t like things to be confused, but I like them to be multifaceted.

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