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Artist Talk

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  • Sat, Feb 17, 2018 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton Village
Artist Talk with Laurie Anderson and Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/ Chief Curator Followed by a reception and book signing. All the Things I Lost in the Flood; Essays on Pictures, Language and Code By Laurie Anderson. One of the most revered, and inventive artists working today, Laurie Anderson is a musician, performance artist, composer, fiction writer, and filmmaker (Her Heart of a Dog, 2015, was lauded as an “experimental marvel” by the Los Angeles Times). Anderson moves seamlessly between the music world and the fine-art world while maintaining a stronghold in both. A true polymath, her interest in new media made her an early pioneer of harnessing technology for artistic purposes long before the tech boom of the early 21stcentury. Regardless of the medium, however, it is the exploration of language and storytelling that is her true métier. Two years ago Anderson began looking through her archive of nearly forty years of work, which includes scores of documentation, notebooks, and sketchbooks. In the process, she rediscovered some of her work and looked at many projects with a fresh eye, leading her to write about her own work in a collection of essays looking at the way language entered her visual work. In this landmark volume, the artist brings together the most comprehensive writing about a collection of her artwork to date, some of which has never before been seen or published. Spanning drawing, multimedia installations, performance, and new projects in virtual reality, the extensive volume traverses four decades of her groundbreaking art, up to, and including her 2017 “Chalk Room” installation at Mass MoCA. Which will be shown at Guild Hall this summer from June 2 – July 22 in Laurie Andersons first solo East End Museum Exhibition. Each of the eight chapters includes thought-provoking commentary written by Anderson in which she explores the influence on language of politics, technology, poetry, and the difference between stories and songs. The personal essays, explore how language relates to images, and raise questions about beauty, time, reality and memory, elucidating these theories by showing ways they are expressed in her work. Free, registration encouraged at The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; 
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Registration: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 to Sat, Feb 17, 2018
Contact: Barbara Jo Howard
Phone: 631 324-0806