Laurie Anderson, a performance artist, musician, and filmmaker in the United States, will receive the award for his lifetime achievement in 2022.
The Vision Award, which honors "creative pioneers," will be presented to Anderson at a ceremony on Locarno's Piazza Grande on August 10th. Anderson will take part in an onstage Q&A on August 11.
Anderson, a leading figure in the United States avant-garde since the 1970s, was praised by the Locarno festival, which included collaborations with William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Wim Wenders, Peter Gabriel, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Lou Reed, among others.
Anderson's two feature-length films will be shot in the restored 4K version of Home of the Brave (1986) and in a concert documentary based on her four-night epic "United States Life" film, which blends film, animation, dance, and electronica, and Heart of a Dog (2015), a rumination of her relationship with Lolabelle, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
Laurie Anderson in Locarno is a dream come true, said the artistic director of Locarno, who described her as a multibillion-dollar persona with unparalleled, unsurpassed passion for music, performance, film, theater, music, journalism, and poetry, as well as the wide variety of possibilities she has encountered.
The Locarno Film Festival will be held on August 4 and 14.