Laurie Anderson working as NASA resident artist

November 6, 2007

(From her lecture and movie presentation at the University of Maryland, College Park on April 4, 2007.) “So I was working in the studio one day, feeling sorry for myself, when I suddenly got this phone call, and the guy told me I was selected to be the resident artist at NASA. I said, ‘Well what does that mean “artist in residence”, what can I offer a bunch of scientists?’, and he said, ‘I don’t know either’. Turns out scientists and artists have a lot more in common than one would think. Neither of them knows what is it they’re looking for and they both start out with a set of tools and try to come closer towards that certain something.”


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