Puppet Motel

Puppet Motel

Year: 
1995
Festival edition: 
2017
Format: 
installation
software
Puppet Motel

Even though Laurie Anderson was already since long known as a multimedia artist, in 1995 she released the interactive CD-ROM “performance” Puppet Motel, at a time when multimedia as a term had become synonymous with the merging of audio, video, and interactivity in a home computer environment. Co-designed by the Taiwanese new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, Puppet Motel lets the user explore a suitably surreal and quirky Laurie Anderson virtual universe. In total one can visit 33 rooms full of different experiences and media with a ventriloquist puppet Laurie Anderson occasionally popping up as a guide. The title was taken from a track of Laurie Anderson's 1994 album Bright Red and some material is re-used from the 1986 Anderson short film What You Mean We?

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