Laurie Anderson: ARK

A photograph of artist Laurie Anderson seated in a green jumper

One of the world’s most extraordinary artists and musicians creates a major new stage work – a hallucinatory incantation on history and time, a dark comedy for the end of the world.

Six years after breaking ground on the site of Aviva Studios and four years after presenting To the Moon for Manchester International Festival 2019, Laurie Anderson returns with a hugely ambitious new music and multi-media theatrical experience, ARK, asking the question: if we are headed towards disaster, will there be an Ark? Where would we go?

Fueled by Anderson’s fascination with humanity’s current reality, and weaving together threads from her decades long career, ARK is an exploration of how the world might need to be reconfigured in order to be saved.

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As a writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist, she’s created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theatre, and experimental music. Together with Hsin-Chien Huang, she presented To the Moon at MIF19.

Image: Stephanie Diani

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ARK arrives at Aviva Studios in November 2024. Become a Factory International Member to be the first to know more about our 2024 programme, and be the first in line for tickets with priority booking.

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