Saturday, February 17 from 2-4pm
Guild Hall presents Artist Talk featuring LAURIE ANDERSON with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/ Chief Curator
Followed by a reception and book signing of 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. 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 21st century. Regardless of the medium, it is the exploration of language and storytelling that is her true métier. These personal essays explore how language relates to images and raise questions about beauty, time, reality, and memory and the ways they are expressed in her work. The book traverses four decades of Anderson’s groundbreaking art, including the 2017 “Chalk Room” installation at Mass MoCA, which will be on view at Guild Hall from June 2—July 22.
Free, registration encouraged at https://give.guildhall.org/publicprograms
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; GuildHall.org