[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Laurie Anderson — Formafication: The Sensation of Being Covered with Ants

Artist Statement n.a.

  • Laurie Anderson (USA). Since the mid-70s Laurie Anderson has been creating films, videos, scores, writing books, and making records. Her 1994 book, Stories from The Nerve Bible, includes excerpts from all of her performances, commentaries on songwriting and
    stagecraft, as well as poems and adventure stories. The music from the early 80s, from the O Superman and Let X-X releases, gained Anderson worldwide recognition. Her use of technology has followed her career as early as 1984 with a commission by Nam June Paik for Good Morning Mr. Orwell, a music video produced with Peter Gabriel. Anderson has received many awards, including an Honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1990),a Grammy Nomination for Gravity’s Angel (1984),  a Guggenheim Fellowship (1982), grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1979, 1977, 1974-75). She earned her MFA at Columbia University in sculpture.