The Most Important Music Event Of the Year: GWAR covers Kansas

GWAR covers Kansas

Laurie Anderson thinks you need to stop worrying so much about paying rent.

Laurie Anderson in Delusion, Photo Credit: Lou Reed

Laurie Anderson, who has been making amazing, cutting edge work since before you could say the word “paintbrush,” has just opened the 2010 BAM Next Wave festival with her new piece – Delusion . It’s a multimedia performance about memory, identity and longing that incorporates everything from music to projections to video to animation and more (and yes, you need to go see it).

An artistic legend, Anderson is the only person ever named artist-in-residence for NASA and also happens to be married to Lou Reed. Free Williamsburg was lucky enough to get the chance to discuss her new piece, the importance of trusting yourself, and why all you kids living in Bushwick should stop worrying so much about paying your rent.

Delusion is at the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St) Sep 21—25, Sep 28—30, Oct 1 &2 at 7:30pm, and Sep 26 &Oct 3 at 3pm. Tickets start at $20

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Video: "Ritalin" by Dancing Pigeons

This flamethrower vs. fire extinguisher battle wins the morning:

Comes our way via Laughing Squid, which notes the “video was shot almost entirely on a Phantom camera at 1000fps.”