Laurie Anderson Named Artist-in-Residence at EMPAC
EMPAC has announced that contemporary artist Laurie Anderson (who is married to Lou Reed) is EMPAC’s new artist-in-residence for the next three years.
As one of America’s foremost contemporary artists; a persistent experimenter at the intersection of performance, media, and technology; and an inventor of tools and instruments, Anderson and EMPAC’s exceptional research and production environment for adventurous new work are an ideal match. The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creative experimentation, but as important, brings the artist into ongoing dialogue with students and faculty at Rensselaer.
This is an amazing thing to have in this area and I’m really excited to see what Laurie has in store for us through 2015. If her inventions are any indication as to what we may see, I cant wait.
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