Laurie Anderson

Portrait

Born in 1947 in Glen Ellyn (United States), lives and works New York (United States)

Musician and visual artist Laurie Anderson is, by turns or all at the same time, a performer, and a manipulator of language, electronics and objects. In the 1970s, she placed her private diary in a box made of wood and glass, thus creating Windbook (1974). A blower system would turn the pages relentlessly and randomly, leading the reader from one story to another, never stopping on any specific episode. The air flow would also alternate from one side to the other, thereby changing, willy-nilly, the direction in which the spectator read the book and perceived objects from the artist’s universe.

Collection macLYON

 

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