Speaking In Tongues, Interview with Laurie Anderson by Barbara Lehmann

In celebration of the launch of Performance Magazine Online at the British Library on 27 April 2017, LADA is pleased to offer a selection of articles from Performance Magazine.
Continuing with: Speaking In Tongues, Interview with Laurie Anderson by Barbara Lehmann

Issue 41 May/June 1986

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In 1986 Laurie Anderson had just released Home of the Brave and was about to tour Europe with Natural History when Barbara Lehmann met with her in her Lower Manhattan apartment. They talk about Anderson’s dislike for the term ‘persona’, her visit to Japan, what she’s reading at the moment and the USA’s macho response to terrorism.

This article has been reproduced as part of Performance Magazine Online.

 

About the project

Rob La Frenais (founding editor of Performance Magazine, 1979–1987) has collaborated with the Live Art Development Agency to develop the Performance Magazine Online project. All sixty-six issues of Performance Magazine have been digitised and are accessible to freely search, browse and read. A new film by Hugo Glendinning and Alex Eisenberg maps the magazine’s history and legacy. Commissioned features (released May – July 2017) by Anne Bean, Hester Reeve, Lynn MacRitchie, Claire MacDonald and Nahum Mantra respond to the archive and the period when the magazine was published.

Performance Magazine Online is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Banner image credit:

Laurie Anderson, image Les Fincher

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