“Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy—a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.”
A pioneer of contemporary American music and performance art, Laurie Anderson will present Dirtday! Anderson looks at politics, theories of evolution, families, history, and animals in this riotous and soulful collection of songs and stories. Set against a detailed and lush sonic landscape, the stories and music create a unique picture of a hallucinatory world made of dreams and reality. The third and last in her series of solo story works, which includes Happiness and The End of the Moon, Dirtday! is the culmination of Anderson’s ground-breaking work in this genre.
Collected Stories: Books by Laurie Anderson
Henry Art Gallery | October 19–February 3
The artist will occupy the Henry’s Test Site, focusing on her long-standing interest in books, drawing, and technology. Over 30 books in a variety of media will be on display; in addition to traditional bound books there will be audio-books, books in electronic media, and hand-made works. The selection of objects and installation devised by the artist will offer a unique opportunity to engage with and explore this important and still under-recognized aspect of her unique contribution to contemporary art.
DANZ: Laurie Anderson Talks Technology, Art, Dreams
Kane Hall | Friday, October 19, 6:30pm
An informal lecture on the multi-faceted trajectory of her career, Laurie Anderson discusses her work over the last 40 years touching on subjects as diverse as technology, music, visual art, dreams, and the power of language.
Seattle Center Next Fifty presents
Women Acting Out: Laurie Anderson and Local Artists Explore the Role of Art in Civic Action
Intiman Playhouse | Sunday, October 21, 12pm
Laurie Anderson joins notable local artists Amy Wheeler and Sandra Dumont-Jackson to explore the ways they are using art as a vehicle for changing the community. Moderated by Anne Focke.
Laurie Anderson: Dirtday!
October 20, 2012
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
University of Washington
This event is sold out.
A waiting list will be started 1 hour before the show at the Meany Box office.
Regular Tickets: $44-48
$39-43 Subscriber Extras; $42-46 UW Faculty/Staff/Alumni; $20 Students
Campus and Community Partners
Henry Art Gallery
The UW Graduate School
UW School of Drama
Seattle Center Next 50