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From the Air

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From the Air
Curated by: Kathleen Forde

525 South State Street
Ann Harbor, Michigan 48104
April 6th, 2013 - August 11th, 2013

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.umma.umich.edu
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
witthoff@umich.edu
PHONE:  
734 764 0395
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday through Saturday 10 am–5 pm Sunday 12–5 pm The Museum is closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
TAGS:  
video-art, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Located between and within performance, visual arts, film, and beyond, Laurie Anderson’s unconstrained and multidisciplinary practice is perhaps most enduringly rooted in her attention to exceptional storytelling. In any genre, she is an unquestionably provocative, poignant, political, and personal teller of tales.

The UMMA New Media Gallery installation consists of a small clay sculpture with projected video that features what appears to be an almost holographic-like miniature Laurie Anderson telling us a story, seated with her dog, Lolabelle. Guest curated by Kathleen Forde, the exhibition builds from Lolabelle's realization on a walk to the beach that she is prey for a group of turkey vultures.

'From the Air is two small clay figures with video projection and sound that feature what appears to be an almost holographic-like miniature Laurie Anderson telling us a story, seated with her dog, Lolabelle. The story that she tells about her dog is a metaphor for the way that American life changed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.