The Artist Birthday Series

Laurie Anderson


Her involvements, awards, projects and honors have numerous. For example, in 2003, Anderson became NASA’s first artist-in-residence, which inspired her performance piece, The End of the Moon. In 2005, she mounted a succession of themed shows and composed a piece for Expo 2005 in Japan, and also visited Russia’s space program with The Arts Catalyst, taking part in The Arts Catalyst’s Space Soon event to reflect on her experiences.

Laurie Anderson in her performance, "The End Of The Moon,"
Laurie Anderson in her performance, “The End Of The Moon,” 2003

She was part of the team that created the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Later that year, she collaborated with the choreographer Trisha Brown and filmmaker Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo on the acclaimed multimedia project O Zlozony/O Composite for the Paris Opera Ballet. The ballet premiered at the Opera Garnier in Paris in December 2004.

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