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Portrait of Laurie Anderson

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

From 6-30 April 2023, Laurie Anderson and Circa (The Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Arts) will present Notebook, a series of 25 animated chalk drawings extracted from the artist’s personal notebook, launching at global locations on the full moon and running from 6-30 April 2023. 

The collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning musician, performer, writer and artist is the latest in the monthly Circa 20:23 programming, which was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in January 2023, and has since seen takeovers by artist Anne Imhof and performance activists Pussy Riot.

Notebook will see a different video work each evening throughout April at 20:23 on London’s Piccadilly Lights and broadcast across a global public network of digital screens in Berlin, Milan, Seoul and Tokyo. 

Each of Anderson’s drawings, which have been photographed and edited in stop-motion, is a poetic blend of poetry, politics and the deeply personal. Over its 25-day run, the project will evolve as a living narrative of words, drawings and stories. The American artist, musician, and film director is globally revered for her versatile multimedia creativity, from trailblazing experimental music, writing, opera and performance to major institutional art exhibitions, including ‘Looking into a Mirror Sideways’, which has just opened at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.