Anderson creates some buzz as she reimagines drones

Photos by Milos Hess

Photos by Milos Hess

 

Things were all abuzz over Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City last Wednesday evening as Laurie Anderson performed her new “The Language of the Future” at the River to River Festival. The performance artist released a small fleet of remote-controlled, camera-equipped drones into the air, which hovered over the audience during her mostly politically themed piece. “They’re really toys, and they move in a very weird and beautiful way,” Anderson told The New York Times. “And because people think of drones as killing machines, generally, I’m interested in finding ways to use them in a different, magical way.”

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