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Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As a writer, director, visual artist and vocalist, she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater and experimental music. She has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world. During her recording career, launched by “O Superman” in 1981, Anderson has released seven studio albums. Her live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multimedia stage performances such as Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist in residence of NASA, which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance The End of the Moon. From 2006-2008, her performance piece Homeland toured the world. In 2010, a retrospective of her visual and installation work opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her solo performance Delusion debuted at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad before touring internationally. In 2011, “Forty-Nine Days In the Bardo,” an exhibition of new work, opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Anderson developed her latest solo performance, Dirtday!, as the artist-in-residence at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta. “Boat,” her exhibition curated by Vito Schnabel, opened in New York in 2012. Anderson has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, in 2007, for her outstanding contribution to the arts and Pratt Institute’s Honorary Legends Award, in 2011. She is currently an artist in residence at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York.