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Laurie Anderson - Delusion
On from 14 Apr 2010 till 17 Apr 2010
Barbican
by Laurie Anderson


Tickets: £10 - £35

About: Laurie Anderson - Delusion

Fusing violin, electronic puppetry and music, Delusion is a story about longing, memory and identity. Jumping between the everyday and the mythic, in a world full of nuns, elves, golems, ghost ships, archaeologists and dead relatives, a complex tale is told, introducing a host of imaginary guests...

Conceived as a collection of short mystery plays, Anderson employs a series of altered voices telling her narrative through colourful, poetic and pictorial language.

At the heart of Delusion is the pleasure of language yet a suspicion that the world might be made entirely of words. You begin with a blank mind…

Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 90mins / no interval

Commissioned by barbicanbite10, London; Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver.

With additional support from BAM for the 2010 Next Wave Festival; Cal Performances UC Berkeley; Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University, generously supported by Sarah Ratchye and Ed Frank.

Additional production support and residency provided by the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Renssalaer.

Reviews

“…one of the great popular artists, and storytellers, of our time.”
The Guardian **** on Homeland

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