The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RPI in Troy has announced today on its webiste and via Twitter, that performance artist Laurie Anderson has been named its first distinguished artist in residence, with a three-year term.
The announcement states: “The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creative experimentation, but as important, brings the artist into ongoing dialogue with students and faculty at Rensselaer.”
Anderson first worked on her art at EMPAC in 2009, when she was developing “Delusion,” a complex series of stories about longing, memory, and identity commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
Anderson performed “Delusion” at EMPAC in October 2010.
“It’s such a great honor to be the first EMPAC distinguished artist-in-residence,” Anderson said in a written statement. “Working with the crack technical and production teams and having access to EMPAC’s spectacular spaces and resources is such a dream. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity.”