Laurie Anderson & Huang Hsin-Chien

To the Moon is one of the latest collaborations by Anderson & Huang commissioned by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, which provides the visitors with a VR experience. The immersive installation version incorporating the VR was first presented at the Manchester International Festival (2019; UK).

Laurie Anderson

  • Born 1947 in Chicago, USA.
  • Based in New York, USA.

Laurie Anderson is a performer, musician, writer, director and visual artist who has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, experimental music, and technology since the 1970s, inspired by minimal art and conceptual art. She has incorporated the relations between language, speech, physical expression and technology. Her career, launched by ‘O Superman’ in 1981, includes Home of the Brave (1986) and Life on a String (2001). Her first visit to Japan took place in 1984 , touring venues including Tokyo and Kansai area.

In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA, which eventually culminated in To the Moon. In 2005, she created the commissioned outdoor installation Walk and the performance piece 10 Postcards as part of the World Expo 2005 in Aichi. The same year, Anderson held her first solo exhibition in Japan, The Record of the Time at NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]. Most recently Anderson opened her largest solo exhibition at The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. in 2022, titled The Weather.

  • Installation view at Manchester International Festival
  • Photo: Michael Pollard