**Performance Sold Out**
Laurie Anderson is a luminary of language. Her recent book, All The Things I Lost In The Flood, Essays on Pictures, Language and Code is about all the things that represent her career, era, and personal experience. In it she examines the power and perils of language and storytelling, dissecting the relationship between words and images – provoking questions about beauty, time, reality, and memory.
And so, the conversation begins.
In her final performance as 2018 International Artist in Residence at HOTA, Laurie Anderson engages in conversation about stories and language with local writers and artists.
“For forty years, I have made drawings, music, paintings, installations, film, sculpture, electronic design, software, opera, and theatre. At the root of all these works are stories. They are the engines.”
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, Canal Street Communications and Pomegranate Arts.
About Laurie Anderson
Unapologetically experimental, Laurie Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. Based out of New York City, she has published seven books, had chart-topping hits including 1981s “O Superman,” and has had her artwork presented in major galleries around the world. In 2015 she directed the film Heart of a Dog inspired by her terrier Lolabelle, and dedicated to her late husband Lou Reed. Rolling Stone describes Anderson as both “a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy” and “a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.”
About Angela Catterns AM
Angela Catterns is one of Australia’s most experienced broadcasters and interviewers. With a diverse media career in film, TV and radio she has presented programs nationally, in Sydney, in country NSW and in Washington DC.
You may remember her from Simon Townsend’s Wonder World!, Mornings on Triple J, the National Evening Show on ABC Radio and Breakfast on 702ABC Sydney, where she reached Number 1 in the ratings. She also presented Breakfast on Vegafm, Afternoons on 2UE and has been a frequent MC and public speaker. Angela’s music channel “Classics” is heard on Qantas planes all over the world and she is the voice of the Sydney Opera House.
She is also an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity and the Public Education Foundation.
As well, Angela and her border collie Sailor are an accredited Delta Therapy team. They volunteer on a weekly basis.
About Ashley Hay
Ashley Hay is an Australian writer whose essays have appeared in journals including Creative Nonfiction and The Monthly. Her awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the Peoples’ Choice for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards (for The Railwayman’s Wife), and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. She is the incoming editor of Griffith Review; her most recent novel is A Hundred Small Lessons.
About Mariam Arcilla
Mariam Arcilla is a writer, arts marketer, and creative director based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2006, she has profiled luminaries in art, design, fashion, and architecture through various exhibitions, publications, and events.
Mariam also collaborates with artists and creative groups to produce content and programs that brighten the connections between people, cities, and sectors. She has a background in cultural tourism, commercial galleries, urban activation, and government initiatives.