The remarkable flair and creativity of Laurie Anderson has long mesmerized audiences around the world. Her experimental performances may have helped her become a household name, yet she is equally revered as a musician. A trained sculptor, Anderson also plays violin and keyboard, mastering all manner of music styles. Indeed, her single O Superman was a global hit and reached number 2 in the UK charts.
Born in Chicago in 1947,… Read more
About the artwork
Anderson's ingenious multiple takes the form of a seemingly decorative earring made up of a lithium battery, a circuit board, and a loudspeaker. Blending aesthetics with technology, it allows the delivery of a private sound message to the wearer. Designed to be worn rather like the earpiece of presenters and security guards, this work is firmly rooted in the real world and reveals Anderson's longstanding preoccupation with interactions between music and sculpture.