Irish Film Institute -HEART OF A DOG


Director: Laurie Anderson

75 mins, USA, 2015, Digital

This film was released 20th May 2016, and is no longer screening.

Since the 1960s, when she first gained recognition in New York for her innovative, mostly sound or music- oriented performance art, the uniquely talented Laurie Anderson has developed a career as an artist, composer-musician, filmmaker and inventor that has seen her reach the top of the UK charts, act as NASA’s first artist in residence and win the 2007 Gish Prize for her “outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.”

An essay- lm combining live action, 8mm home movie footage, as well
as Anderson’s own striking black
line drawings, Heart of a Dog uses stories, related by the filmmaker in her distinctively performative and tuneful voice, about or concerning the life and death of her cherished pet terrier, Lolabelle, as a trigger to consider a number of complex, interrelated subjects, both personal and political, including love, mortality, memory and the post-9/11 surveillance state.

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