Laurie Anderson is unstoppable. She has a show with Vito Schnabel. She’s a commencement speaker. And now she will be the inaugural distinguished artist in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y., the institution announced today. Her residency lasts three years.
Here’s what EMPAC had to say in a statement:
As one of America’s foremost contemporary artists; a persistent experimenter at the intersection of performance, media, and technology; and an inventor of tools and instruments, Anderson and EMPAC’s exceptional research and production environment for adventurous new work are an ideal match, according to EMPAC leadership. The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creative experimentation, but just as important, brings the artist into ongoing dialogue with students and faculty at the nation’s oldest technological university.
Congratulations, Ms. Anderson. Congratulations, RPI students.