Wednesday, October 24, 2007


The Melbourne International Arts Festival is on right now, and there are many great shows. I had the opportunity to see Laurie Anderson's Homeland last week, which I enjoyed very much.

Laurie Anderson is a multi-talented artist. Her artistic career as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, vocalist and instrumentalist, along with over the past thirty years, has made her one of today's premier performance artists. she has created a number of groundbreaking works ranging from spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events.

Homeland is Laurie Anderson’s latest production. Somewhere between epic poem and music concert, this production looks at 21st-century American obsessions with security, distance, information, the relationship of fear and freedom, the increasing acceptance of violence and the persistent new language of war.

Homeland was not only entertaining, it was very thought-provoking, and challenged me to think about the issues that people in the western world faced as well.

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