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Hidden Inside Mountains

New York Premiere

USA | 25 MINUTES | English, Japanese |


The sound of violins, bells, dog barks, and Laurie Anderson's electronic music all come crashing together in this oneiric film about nature and artifice. Set in a fictitious world of theatrical spaces, Hidden Inside Mountains tells several stories through music, gesture, evocative images, and text. In many ways a cinematic manifestation of director Laurie Anderson's ethos, the film features an original score written and recorded by Anderson, with additional vocals by Antony. In English and Japanese.


Directed by Frazer Pennebaker and Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is one of the world's premier performance artists. Although known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she is also a visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Anderson's visual work has been presented in major museums throughout the United States and Europe, and in 2002 she was picked as the first artist-in-residence at NASA. Hidden Inside Mountains was commissioned for the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Anderson lives in New York City.