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Laurie Anderson
Still from 4.17.05: The Fox
Sean Kelly Gallery
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by Charlie Finch

We were sitting in the dark with digital artists Kiki Seror at Sean Kelly gallery watching Laurie Anderson’s new video. Laurie is one of Kiki’s idols.

The installation is titled "The Waters Reglitterized" after an essay Henry Miller wrote for his friend Emil Schnellock about painting, in 1949. Miller writes about doing one of his watercolors, "before going out to the cinema, I gave the smaller picture a bath. Astonishing effect -- everything took on a supernal hue, as at a dawn. Where the colors washed out completely it was not just white paper but a windswept space in which the vanished colors still spoke faintly."