Final Weekend: Laurie Anderson
Home of the Brave (90 min, 1986)
Saturday 2 September 2023
The Auditorium, floor 2
Contact: Karin Malmquist
In 1986, artist Laurie Anderson showed the world that she understood where Western society was headed, and decided to warn us through the spectacular concert film “Home of the Brave”.
The film addresses a question that we are still grappling with: The relationship between humans and technology improves actual communication between humans – but does it also improve the human, emotional level of communication?
For the final weekend of the exhibition “Looking Into a Mirror Sideways”, Anderson’s concert film is now shown in a digitally restored edition on the museum’s big-screen, with an introduction by the artist via video call.
Home of the Brave
“Home of the Brave” is not a traditional narrative film, but an experimental piece that blurs the boundaries between music, spoken words, performance art and visual storytelling.
Known for its innovative use of technology and multimedia to create a unique and immersive film experience, the film is based mainly on Anderson’s album tour for “Mister Heartbreak” (1984), supplemented by earlier, often reworked compositions. The film is also full of notable cameos, including by cult author William S. Burroughs.
Overall, “Home of the Brave” emerges as a groundbreaking work of multimedia art that pushes the boundaries of traditional filmmaking and provides a compelling and thought-provoking experience for its audience. The film is a synthesis of Anderson’s multi-artistic talent spanning music, visual art and performance.
Laurie Anderson is a legendary figure in American avant-garde art, experimental music and independent culture. In this exhibition, Laurie Anderson …
Looking into a Mirror Sideways
Laurie Anderson (b. 1947 in Glen Ellyn, a suburb of Chicago) is a writer, director, composer, visual artist, musician and vocalist who has created …