Laurie Anderson: From the Air

April 6-August 11, 2013

Located between and within performance, visual arts, film, and beyond, Laurie Anderson’s unconstrained and multidisciplinary practice is perhaps most enduringly rooted in her attention to exceptional storytelling. In any genre, she is an unquestionably provocative, poignant, political, and personal teller of tales.

The UMMA New Media Gallery installation consists of a small clay sculpture with projected video that features what appears to be an almost holographic-like miniature Laurie Anderson telling us a story, seated with her dog, Lolabelle. Guest curated by Kathleen Forde, the exhibition builds from Lolabelle's realization on a walk to the beach that she is prey for a group of turkey vultures.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional generous support is provided by the Susan and Richard Gutow Fund.