Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

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Laurie Anderson - Composer, Musician and Director

Laurie Anderson

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Laurie Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, focusing particularly on language, technology, and visual imagery. She became more widely known outside the art world when her single O Superman reached number two on the UK pop charts in 1981. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.
Her most recent film, Heart of a Dog was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival after premiering at Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015.
In the same year, her exhibition Habeas Corpus opened at the Park Avenue Armory to wide critical acclaim and in 2016 she was the recipient of Yoko Ono’s Courage Award for the Arts for that project.
Recently, she has been involved in activism projects in defense of human rights, gender equality and environmental protection.

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