>language is a virus

>Remember the concert film Home of the Brave (1986) by musician/composer/poet/artist Laurie Anderson? For some reason (maybe because of Girish’s post on ’80s pop music) I was recently thinking about this film and remembering how much I liked it way back when. Here are a couple of clips from the film:

Language is a Virus (from Outer Space)

Smoke Rings

If you are unfamiliar with this Laurie Anderson, check out this and this.

Way back when… Laurie Anderson performing her seminal 1970s performance piece Duets on Ice “which she conducted in New York and other cities around the world, [which] involved her playing violin along with a recording while wearing ice skates with the blades frozen into a block of ice; the performance ended only when the ice had melted away.” (from Wikipedia)

In some ways I think Anderson went a little too pop over the years at times, but I have always liked her sense of humor and wordplay. She is one of those few artists who can cross over to mainstream while never abandoning her roots in the “high art” tradition.

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