Date: 13 May
Venue: National Concert Hall
In May 2017, Laurie will take up a unique residency at the National Concert Hall. This residency will see her create and debut three new performances exclusively at the Hall as part of her ongoing work, The Language of The Future.
“The Language of the Future is a performance of stories and songs that aspires to look at and analyse current events in the light of how stories are told in media as well as in personal histories. Ever changing, this work gets its title from a story about a plane crash from the 1983 multimedia work United States that ends with the pilot telling the passengers, ‘Put your hands over your eyes. Jump out of the plane. There is no pilot. You are not alone. This is the language of the on-again, off-again future. And it is digital’. With the addition of film and electronics the evening looks at stories through many filters.” Laurie Anderson