When performance artist Laurie Anderson's Empty Spaces first came to New York in 1989 (as part of the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music), The New York Times hailed the artist's latest piece as “a work that, above all, evokes an American sense of loneliness, of cowboys calling through wide open spaces.” Ever shrewd, ever stylish, Anderson's collaged show contained anecdotes, lilting ballads, and cultural criticism. Dangerous Minds recently recalled the project by tossing up an eloquent video of Ms. Anderson confronting her own ethical quarrel with the concept of female exploitation. In the clip below, the artist relates a story about how a Playboy Bunny schooled her on economic freedom. Nice reminder to us all in there. Watch! 

 

Image courtesy of Mcphedranbadside.com. 

Tagged in: playboy, Laurie Anderson, feminism, empty spaces   

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