Above: Anderson singing with a luminous microphone inside her mouth…
“I don’t necessarily think that political art is any better or more worthwhile or more relevant than making a giant blue painting. We need giant blue paintings and they can sometimes be more about freedom than works of art that tell you how to be free. Giant blue paintings can show you.” – Laurie Anderson, at the SVA commencement ceremony, 2012.
Watch her whole speech here. Be sure to watch through to her “pillow recorder” performance at the end – fantastic!
And here’s a (mostly) “giant blue painting” – Ocean Park #129.