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"You're walking and you don't always realize it, but you're always falling. With each step you fall forward slightly and then you catch yourself from falling. Over and over you're falling and then catching yourself from falling. This is how you can be walking and falling at the same time."
Time tunnel in CD-ROM, Puppet Motel

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Laurie Anderson | Zero Gravity <1995>

Multi-disciplinary artist Laurie Anderson was trained as a fine artist, sculptor and painter, but her work spilled into dance, music and performance art. At the focal point she is a poet who builds multimedia textures around her words.

In 1983 she completed her first large theatrical scale work, United States, a 4-part multimedia performance of song-texts. Bringing together a unique blend of spoken word, large scale projections (in collaboration with media artist Perry Hoberman), keyboards, microphone (delivering her voice through her trademark sound effects), quirky movement, Cheshire smile, and sly eye contact.

In 1995 she explored the interactive medium, creating the CD-ROM Puppet Motel in collaboration with multimedia artist Hsin-Chien Huang. Puppet Motel is divided into 32 rooms, small vignettes based on previous works and trademark Anderson motifs: clock, airplane, plug socket, telephone, and other objects of technology. Puppet Motel is a new form of music-theater where the audience is on stage, controlling the flow of time and space in zero gravity.