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Laurie Anderson Offers Work-in-Progress At MASS MoCA

iBerkshires.com (North Adams, MA), August 19, 2004

Summary:

On Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14, at 7:30 P.M., Laurie Anderson will perform a new solo work-in-progress, The End of the Moon, at MASS MoCA. This new piece will also feature a blend of stories, songs, and instrumental music; and will be a provocative look at contemporary American culture.

“After using a lot of technology for years, I’m trying to work with as little equipment as possible,” Anderson explained. “Also I’ve been experimenting with putting myself in unfamiliar and awkward situations so this piece will include a kind of report of these experiences.”

As NASA's first artist-in-residence Anderson will draw on her recent research and travels. Part travelogue, part personal theories, history and dreams The End of the Moon looks at the relationships between war, esthetics, spirituality and consumerism. Following the great critical and popular success of Happiness, The End of the Moon will explore the contemporary meanings of freedom and time as well as the tangled ways in which we decide what is beautiful now.

MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located on Marshall Street in North Adams, MA on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.

Subjects Covered: personal storytelling


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