A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico



  LAURIE ANDERSON in Albuquerque

Planetarium, New Mexico Museum of Natural History
1801 Mountain Rd NW

Tuesday, June 9, 7pm & 9pm
Dome Projections & Discussions in the Planetarium

presented by UNM ARTS Lab, 516 ARTS & AMP Concerts at the Planetarium

The UNM ARTS Lab welcomed Laurie Anderson for a talk and screening event showcasing how artists are using new technologies. The UNM ARTS Lab presented a screening of her film Hidden Inside Mountains on the immersive planetarium dome with her talk on art and science, followed by a demonstration of the dome technology featuring a short selection of some video pieces created for DomeFest.

For more information on UNM ARTS Lab visit (artslab.unm.edu)

KiMo Theatre

423 Central Ave NW

Wednesday, June 10, 7:30pm

Burning Leaves
: A Retrospective of Song and Stories

presented by AMP Concerts & 516 ARTS
followed by a reception at 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW

This collection of songs and stories included pieces from Anderson's acclaimed solo shows The Speed of Darkness, Happiness, The End of the Moon and Homeland. In an intimate evening of voice, electronics and violin, Anderson spun offbeat adventure stories with her characteristic wit and poignancy. The evening also featured her solo violin pieces which have become increasingly complex and symphonic. As NASA's first artist-in-residence, Anderson draws on her recent research and travels. Part travelogue, part personal theories, history and dreams The End of the Moon looks at the relationships between war, aesthetics, spirituality and consumerism. Anderson explores the contemporary meanings of freedom and time as well as the tangled ways in which we decide what is beautiful now. Much of Anderson's work explores the interaction of art, technology and science, a common theme for land-based artists, many of whom have explored the stars and planets as reflected on earth.

For more information visit: AMP Concerts (www.ampconcerts.org) and the KiMo Theatre (www.cabq.gov/kimo)

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW

June 2 - July 11, 2009
Hidden Inside Mountains by Laurie Anderson featured in the exhibition Here & There: Seeing New Ground

Laurie Anderson's film Hidden Inside Mountains was featured at 516 ARTS as part of Here & There: Seeing New Ground, a group exhibition for LAND/ART. Hidden Inside Mountains is a film of short stories about nature, artifice and dreams. Located in a fictitious world of theatrical spaces, the stories unfold through music, gesture, text passages and the poetry of variously juxtaposed, evocative visual images. Both joy and loss are expressed in the film's dreamlike texts, written by Laurie Anderson and presented in both Japanese and English. The film's haunting music features violins, bells, dog barks and melody as well as many of Laurie Anderson's signature electronic sounds. Anderson says "I was inspired by the present tense and directness of haiku. In this film I tried to use telegraphic language to describe the scale and sensuality of nature".

For more information on this exhibition visit 516 ARTS at (www.516arts.org) and (www.landartnm.org)



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